Why this squirrel had a line on it's waist?
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Why this squirrel had a line on it's waist?

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Ally

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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.

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Paul O'Toole

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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.
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Thanks, shedding was my guess too. Have a nice day!
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Walter Fisher

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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 :)
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