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Photography => Wildlife => Topic started by: Ally on June 06, 2017, 08:05:44 pm

Title: Why this squirrel had a line on it's waist?
Post by: Ally on June 06, 2017, 08:05:44 pm
Hello everyone, I saw this squirrel came to my feeder today. It has a very obvious line on it's waist. I wonder whether it's because it's kind of over weighted so the fur squeeze like that or something. Please share your opinions, thanks.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/151448177@N08/t7HEwh (https://www.flickr.com/gp/151448177@N08/t7HEwh)
Ally
Title: Re: Why this squirrel had a line on it's waist?
Post by: Paul O'Toole on June 07, 2017, 06:10:28 am
This is just a guess on my part but maybe it was shedding and the back part where the black line shows and below it is still not finished yet shedding fur yet.
Title: Re: Why this squirrel had a line on it's waist?
Post by: Ally on June 07, 2017, 07:02:43 am
Thanks, shedding was my guess too. Have a nice day!
Title: Re: Why this squirrel had a line on it's waist?
Post by: Walter Fisher on June 08, 2017, 10:50:51 pm
The squirrels that visit our yard shed their long fur each spring.  They rub themselves on just about anything they can find to help remove it.  We used to have a 'half barrel' flower pot and the squirrels would run around the rim trying to rid themselves of their old winter coats.  It was quite amuzing to watch.

Good birding,
Walter :)