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Frolicking Grey Squirrels

Observed: 8th June 2013 By: rstewartbrstewartb’s reputation in Mammalsrstewartb’s reputation in Mammalsrstewartb’s reputation in Mammalsrstewartb’s reputation in Mammals
Frolicking Grey Squirrels in an oak tree over the River Medway
Frolicking Grey Squirrels in an oak tree over the River Medway
Frolicking Grey Squirrels in an oak tree over the River Medway
Frolicking Grey Squirrels in an oak tree over the River Medway
Frolicking Grey Squirrels in an oak tree over the River Medway
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) interacts

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the naturalist man's picture

Grey squirrels

Brilliant action sequence illustrating behaviour.

I have to admit, for such a common animal I'm not sure how territorial they are, I suspect not much; certainly it's not apparent in urban parks etc where they can cluster in large groups.

Did they appear to be aggressive or could it have been courtship behaviour?

Graham Banwell

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rstewartb's picture

Behaviour

I suspect courtship based on other photos in the sequence that I felt unable to post!

the naturalist man's picture

Courtship

So these were frisky frolicsome squirrels!

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