Spring is in the air

November 24, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

First published: 02-Feb-2012

 

Two male red squirrels

The temperatures may be dropping, but the atmosphere in the forest is certainly heating up. The male squirrels seem to be overflowing with testosterone. Three males turned up today and two of them were constantly chasing each other and daring each other. It was great fun to watch them racing along the tree trunks, on the ground and over the branches. One almost jumped on me in pursuit of the other. Trying to keep up with them with the camera is not an easy task. I did manage to get some shots and the one above is my favourite. The third male kept a low profile. He looked quite battered, with chunks of fur missing from his back and hind leg.

Male Red Squirrels


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