Tuesday, November 23, 2010
On squirrels.org we read: "An adult squirrel normally lives alone. But will, in severe cold, share its nest with other squirrels to conserve body heat. Once the temperature rises, the guests will be on their way."
In HWW we read that squirrels have a litter in summer and also in late winter. "Although the squirrel prefers to build its nest in a cavity inside a tree, it is often forced to resort to a leaf nest because of the scarcity of suitable tree dens and the unhealthy conditions of these dens after they have been lived in for several months."
The newborn young are naked and blind and weigh about 15 g.
Top photo by MK Metz
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