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Border Collie's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by Border Collie

I fed, watered and otherwise interacted with from two to fourteen urban fox squirrels in Texas almost every day for five years. They each had their own personalities, behaviors, etc. I know this is anecdotal and that they were just squirrels and they had many similar/same behaviors but they were also very different in many ways. I've found it astounding what one can learn from simple observation, without preconceived notions getting in the way. When I would sit on the patio and eat a sandwich, Blanche, the dominant female squirrel, and mother of most of the others, would find a pecan and come sit by me. I'd eat my sandwich, she'd eat her pecan. It was enormous fun.

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:16:00 UTC | #174666