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sue3pets
August 2nd, 2011, 07:00 PM
Hi. Just wanted to say that I ran across this forum by googling information about squirrels. I have 3 cats and a dog that are my children. I think that this forum will be helpful.

Sue

hazelrunpack
August 2nd, 2011, 10:32 PM
Welcome to the board, sue3pets! You'll soon find that we're a demanding bunch when it comes to pics of furbabies...so if you have some to share, we'd love to see some pics of your kitties and your dog! :D

Melinda
August 3rd, 2011, 06:13 AM
welcome to the forum Sue, what were you trying to find out about squirrels? I may be able to help you.

marko
August 3rd, 2011, 07:36 AM
Welcome to the forum sue3pets!

Marty11
August 3rd, 2011, 07:46 AM
Welcome Sue, what is it you were looking for about squirrels?

sue3pets
August 3rd, 2011, 09:23 AM
I wonder why I don't see dead squirrels after they die. I live in a older neighborhood with alot of old trees with alot of squirrels. They have nests in the trees. But I never see any on the ground after they die so does that mean they die in their nests?
Sue

hazelrunpack
August 3rd, 2011, 09:35 AM
Many probably die from predator strikes and are taken away to be eaten. And like a lot of animals, injured or sick squirrels hide, hoping to heal or recover, and when they die, the bodies aren't in plain sight. I suspect in a city, the biggest mortality factor would be traffic. Crows or vultures will eat the carcasses. Ants, insects, microorganisms...all of them work to utilize a dead animal so the bodies don't lie around for long. :shrug:

Nature doesn't let a lot go to waste. :thumbs up