Grey squirrels don’t hibernate, though they are said to do less scampering in wintery weather, and when it is very cold, they will curl themselves up, using their tails like duvets.
These photos were taken before the snow when the big oaks at the top of the Linden Field were alive with squirrel-kind seeking out acorns. They were also pretty busy after the snow, doubtless seeking out their respective stashes. But here’s the thing. It seems they are a sneaky lot and will make a big pretence of burying nuts in particular places to fool other squirrels. The little dupers.
Becky has a wonderful sun for us today.
25 thoughts on “Signs Of Squirrel-Dupery? Who knew?”
Haha… another clever one. And he did actually find a nut I see.
Inspired by your post this morning ‘duplicates’. Nice one.
Nice to know I can inspire someone, I’m not feeling much inspiration myself.
Well, I know that feeling too. It’s a question of grab it where you can. So a double thank you.
So beautiful – those tails do look like lovely bouncy duvets. 🙂
The deer, as well as the squirrels, have been clearing our acorns
(there’s a lot of acorns to get through, though!)
There have been masses this year, haven’t there. Very generous of the oaks 🙂
They are – and it’s lovely to see the deer, particularly, enjoying them – acorns seems to be the favoured breakfast!
Bravo, Tish! I knew I’d have no chance with beautUPful 🙂 🙂
I like beautUPful 🙂
It’s Becky I need to convince 🙂 🙂
hee hee losing the Q is doing so many brilliant things with your word play!
I can’t believe it is all instinctive. They have to be able to predict another’s thoughts and to think ‘I can out wit them’.
They are certainly pretty cunning when it comes to breaking into well-defended bird feeders!
well I never know they were into dupery – what mischievous creatures they are, and just look at that tail all stuck up. Marvellous SquareUp
There are so many squirrels here just now – I am hoping for some respite from them over the winter! I hope they spend lots of time curled up with their duvet tails. 🙂
That is definitely to be encouraged 🙂
Squirrels are so cute so long as they’re not causing trouble. 🙂 The curled tail pose reminds me of the way cats curl up. Happy Wednesday, Tish.
And to you, Janet 🙂
Great images Tish. Have a happy New year.
Many thanks, Pete.
We had a couple of squirrels trained to come running for their peanut treat when we called (a mimic of squirrel chatter—maybe they thought it was another type of call…) Not around with the snow, though.
Calling up squirrels – that’s so sweet.