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Red Squirrel Giving Birth

Updated: Apr 30

Although it looks like she's all alone,

I can assure you that every single squirrel in a 5 km/3 mile area is on high alert!

Both male and female squirrels in the neighbourhood,

know exactly what's going on here and they are ready to give their very lives,

to protect our mamma in this vulnerable state

and they will fight off any and all predators or intruders.

There will be a lot of chatting in the tree tops,

as all the squirrels will try to confuse and distract any predators.

So if you hear a lot of chirping in the trees,

there's a good chance that new squirrels are coming to the world near by.

They will mate twice a year, spring and fall.

If they are lucky, they will give birth to around 2 to 5 pup's per season.

Other, unlucky lady squirrels will often help the lucky females,

they will adopt a few of the babies and raise them as their own,

to share the load of being a squirrel mom.

If our mamma squirrel should fail to return to her nest,

if she should crosses the rainbow bridge too early,

other females will take over and raise the babies, as their own.

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