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Mom Squirrel taking new babies for a walk to check out the backyard

By Gary Bogue
Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 5:57 am in fox squirrel.

Mom Squirrel taking her babies for a walk. Photo by Michael Cohen, Walnut Creek, CA
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A squirrel family has been gathering on our deck, sometimes huddling together, with one or two getting up on the mother’s back, and then scampering off together. Random squirrels have visited our deck for years, but never an entourage such as this. Can you explain?
Karen Cohen, Walnut Creek, California

You just lucked out and got a chance to see Mom Squirrel taking the kids for their first outing from the nest to show them HER backyard. Pretty funny. /Gary

Mom Squirrel and her babies. Photo by Michael Cohen, Walnut Creek, CA
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6 Responses to “Mom Squirrel taking new babies for a walk to check out the backyard”

  1. Barbara Says:

    Cute! Wait until they start playing tag amongst your shrubs and trees. Priceless.

  2. Ann Says:

    Wonderful photos! We have squirrel babies, but usually one or two. She’s going to have her paws full with four!

  3. Gayle Says:

    It’s like Where’s Waldo. You have to count the tails to identify how many babies in the top photo. Not as easy in the lower photo! A jumble of squirrels! Very unusual. Love it.

  4. Barbara Says:

    Gayle: That’s initially what I was thinking. Top photo = three squirrels with four tails; bottom photo = five squirrels with two tails.
    Of course, the squirrel that comes to my yard everyday JUST HAD TO take me up on how cute their little tykes are, and brought a couple of her young’uns this morning. {Sigh} Off I go to get some shelled peanuts …

  5. Antonia Says:

    Thanks for sharing the pictures. They are so cute.

  6. Marilyn Stollon Says:

    We have 2 baby squirrels feeding in the camellia tree next door, and I watch them cavort and run around looking for the best camellia flower to eat, and they sure are picky, has to be perfect and fresh. Tastes good upside down too, from what I can see. Just priceless! Then they head back to the oak tree nest.

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