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Fox squirrel: The ups and downs of nest building

By Gary Bogue
Monday, August 29th, 2011 at 6:34 am in fox squirrel.

Fox squirrel trying to take cloth for nest. Photo by Mike Gordon, Walnut Creek, CA
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Gary:
This squirrel keeps trying to steal this cloth for a nest! He gets as much in his mouth as he can but eventually looses his balance and falls! Too Funny!!
Mike Gordon, Walnut Creek, California

Mike:
He reminds me of a squirrel in Lafayette, CA, a few years back. One 4th of July, a Lafayette resident hung a little flag from her mailbox. The day after the 4th, when she went out to take in her flag, it was gone. She figured one of the neighborhood kids must have taken it. A week or so later, during a big windstorm, a squirrel nest blew out of an oak tree in her backyard. When she went to clean it up, she found the whole inside of the squirrel nest … lined with her flag. That was one patriotic squirrel! /Gary

Squirrel losing balance and falling while trying to take cloth for nest. Photo by Mike Gordon, Walnut Creek, CA
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