Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wild Fact: Squirrels

Gray squirrels and fox squirrels live throughout Georgia. Both species are breeding this time of year and will have a second mating season from June – July. An average litter size is 3, and only the mother squirrel raises the young. Their home is either in a leaf nest or in a cavity of some sort (a hole in a tree, a nest box, or perhaps your attic). Some folks enjoy watching the antics of squirrels while others get annoyed when their birdfeeders are raided. Still others find these furry-tailed rodents tasty, so they hunt them during Georgia’s squirrel season from August 15 – February 28.

WILD Facts is a regular feature written by Linda May, a wildlife interpretive specialist with the Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division based at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield, Georgia.

2 comments:

Christian Hurd said...

i love squirrels,one time i saw a squirrel that was foaming at the mouth,we became quick friends but he died

corey said...

me too except she was a girl i fed her nuts i would find on my walks..we became friends when i was watching her and she was watching me in silence from a tree above my apartment deck her family live in my roof.i was fascinated by her large tits she let hang from the tree branch while i was looking at her. but we became closer i even gave her a chicken bone and watched her nibble on it i could have been rich on americas funniest home videos. oh well i found this blog to tell my story.