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Jun 15, 2004, 02:46 PM
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Do squirrels bury their dead?


Saw a strange sight the other day. While driving home (rural area) , I slowed down because a squirrel was crossing the road. What was wierd was that the squirrel was dragging a dead squirrel across the road. Never saw anything like that before.

As far as I know, squirrel are not carnivors or cannibalistic, so what was going on here?
Jun 15, 2004, 03:04 PM
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Squirrels are definitely carnivores, but I don't think they are generally cannibalistic. I wonder if the two squirrels were related – like a mother dragging a dead baby or mate home…?
Jun 15, 2004, 03:07 PM
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No kidding? I thought they just ate acorns and stuff like that (too many cartoons I guess).
Jun 15, 2004, 03:08 PM
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Squirrel Mob. Ugly, ugly thing. Tony "Big Nuts" Squirrelione. Best if you forget the whole thing - you saw nothing.
Jun 15, 2004, 03:46 PM
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They just bury their nuts. They leave the rest for the crows and worms.
Jun 15, 2004, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by martin richards
They just bury their nuts.
OUCH! That's gotta hurt!
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Jun 16, 2004, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by dstout
Squirrel Mob. Ugly, ugly thing. Tony "Big Nuts" Squirrelione. Best if you forget the whole thing - you saw nothing.
LOL... Yes... let it stay in "the family."
Jun 16, 2004, 09:17 PM
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He or she could have been desparately in need of affection.

He or she could have just killed their spouse and was going to hide the evidence.

He or she needed a rug, cheap.

I must go ponder on this I have read.

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Jun 16, 2004, 10:56 PM
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Now this is funny .
Thankyou.

Dave
Jun 17, 2004, 04:06 AM
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No, they just squirrel them away.
Jun 17, 2004, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by LcJ
He or she could have been desparately in need of affection.

He or she could have just killed their spouse and was going to hide the evidence.

He or she needed a rug, cheap.

I must go ponder on this I have read.

LcJ
Interesting, LcJ. All intriguing tails.
Jun 17, 2004, 10:38 AM
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Actually Dstout, after careful reflection, I have concluded it was either a male bringing his wife to the doctor who had just passed out from what he told her about the cost of his new electric plane, radio, brushless, and esc.

Or it was a female doing the same after telling her husband about the wonderful dress sale and all the money she saved.

Nothing really bad or unusual.

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Jun 17, 2004, 07:19 PM
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Now that I think about it, I believe it may have been an alien squirrel "kidnapping" an earthling squirrel. The earthling squirrel wasn't dead, just temporarily paralyzed. I'm sure the alien squirrel safely returned the earthling squirrel to it's tree hole... after the usual probing and implant placement. Hey... it was in a rural area, wasn't it? Man... I've got to stop listening to Art Bell at night.
Jun 19, 2004, 05:54 PM
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Squirrels = Tree Rats. Very destructive, serve no purpose other than look cute. I've got one tearing up the attic above my apartment right now, listen to him every night while I'm in bed. Lucky for him we live in a city.

Dave
Jun 19, 2004, 11:24 PM
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So what in the city?


Ya can't shoot him ? Buy big rat trap. Buy Squirrels favorite munchies.Get the picture

Dave


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