Squirrels are amazing. I like to try and see some new aspect of their behavior when I observe them at close range in my backyard. I marveled at their dexterity a couple of days ago when I watched them rapidly pick up and hold sunflower seeds between their vestigial thumbs.

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Saw a red squirrel being chased by another red squirrel this morning!

Also saw pr. of squirrels mating once. The male had her pinned. She seemed eager to leave when it was over. Maybe about 2 minutes. Half of that time was struggling to keep her still.

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