and here's the source. (picture is fuzzy because i was shooting it from in the house.)This message has been edited. Last edited by: bana,
some poor dog is looking for his bone.. and there are no dogs in my immediate vicinity. so this squirrel had to really work at getting it up there.
Ahhh so hungry that he has to resort to old chewed up bones! I might have to ship him some sunflower seeds! He looks quite handsome!
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Cute! He must be missing something in his diet, maybe?
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I don't think he's missing anything they will eat just aobut anything!! Always in my neighbor's trash!!
They are rodents, we call them tree rats. Their teeth continue to grow, so chewing is necessary throughout their lives. They will chew on anything, but they may also be getting a bit of calcium from the bone?
How cute is that.......bone looks heavy for such a tiny animal.
Conrad is correct about them needing to constantly gnaw..he can get some good tooth whittling with that bone.
the bone is gone now. either my little friend came back and carried it off.. or it got knocked onto the ground. will find out which it is in a minute when i go out to clean the fountain and sweep the deck.
PS i just checked and the bone is not there. evidently the little guy came back and got it.This message has been edited. Last edited by: bana,
Cute pic of Mr Squirrel! Wonder where he found that bone?
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Excuuuuuuse me, that's a "dog bone"? It looks to me like a part of a carcass you see on those Nature programs on TV. Maybe an animal part was found, like from a raccoon.....
It just doesn't look like your normal, everyday "Dog bones".... LOL!!!!
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love it when you chime in, wavy. you are so right. i was hoping no one but me would wonder if mr squirrel had found an ancient Indian burial ground in his archaeological dig. after all, i do live on what used to be Ohlone land. its too late now for me to turn it over to the proper organization for identification.. he has carried it off.
Definitely a dog bone, my GSD's used to chew them all the time. The squirrels do take them and we actually had one taken up in the tree and the squirrel dropped it while climbing up the tree on the patio below. I was there and saw it all take place. The squirrel grabbed the bone, the dog chased the squirrel who raced with the bone up the tree. The dog barked and raced around the tree and the squirrel dropped the bone. Squirrels need to sharpen their teeth and will use the bark on trees or in this case bones to do so. In my area, these are beef bones are sold as soup bones, come on don't you guys make vegetable soup with beef? No Muddy, sunflower seeds won't do This message has been edited. Last edited by: 16paws,
Oh geez those little critters love to chew just for the exercise, and to keep their teeth tidy as a previous posters mentioned.
The ones in my yard have chewed on wooden birdhouses, chewed the bottom right out of the black nursery pots I had put up for their nests. Last month I found that the white lights I have strung along my pergola for night parties were chewed in half. Darn things chewed right through the wire. Now I have to rewire more lights.
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