August 19 2011

First Oklahoma Squirrel on my Feeder


First Squirrel

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First little squirrel I’ve seen here on the feeder.  I was amazed to see it.

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5 Responses to “First Oklahoma Squirrel on my Feeder”

  1. Z from Chicago says:

    They may all be hiding from the extreme heat. It’s nice to see a squirrel on the squirrel cam again. Especially one as pretty as that.

  2. munford says:

    I’m feeding less squirrels right now but the ones I am feeding are really hungry and thirsty. I hope some of my squirrels are doing just what Z said and are hiding from the extreme heat. I hope they have not perished due to the heat, drought or hawks. I’m keeping feed and water down all day for them. Lots of them are small. Not sure if they are babes or are my adults who have really lost weight in this heat. They are coming from different trees and directions than usual. I don’t know why unless they have made their nests in cooler trees or have places they are hanging out that are cooler for them this summer.
    It was 108 here today. So hot and we need rain so bad. All the lakes are so sad looking. I know it is hot where you are too. Do you think it has just been too hot for squirrels there since this is the first squirrel you have seen?
    Here it is after 10pm and our temperature right now on our local news is 98 degrees. That is just terrible! Poor little wild animals don’t even get a break from the heat at night. My flock of white wing tipped doves that I feed have multiplied this summer. My husband commented about how many we’re feeding right now and I told him that was good because at least I knew people weren’t eating them. I can’t imagine how anyone could eat a beautiful dove!!!
    Take care and try to stay cool.

  3. Z from Chicago says:

    Munford, I bet that it’s the heat that’s keeping the squirrels from being very active. If they’ve found a cool spot, especially if it’s near water, they may be just staying there. That’s probably why you see them coming from directions that they don’t usually come from. And the doves have probably spread the word that you have food and water so you’re their watering place. They must be grateful to find a little sustenance in this amazing summer. Our weather has cooled down quite a bit and we’ve had rain. I hope your weather improves soon. Going through the park in the last couple of days I’ve seen that the squirrels have become quite active and seem hungry so they’ve been hunkering down someplace. I saw very few when the weather was hot.

  4. Databrokers says:

    I think the squirrels are just taking it as easy as they can. Staying out of the heat but nonetheless, it’s a hard knock life for most squirrels and birds. We can do a great deal by just keeping food and water out for them. We are suppose to cool down a tad next week they said on the news last night. I’ll believe that when I see it. It’s been one of the hottest summers on record, isn’t that just my luck. First time being back in Oklahoma just to enjoy this heat. lol

  5. Databrokers says:

    This little squirrel has now shown up on the feeder two days in a row. Today I watched him run off to where I think he is coming from. I’m pretty much right in the middle of the RV Park and his habitat is south of me quite a ways. He’s got to travel to reach the feeder. There is several park cats, one of which hangs around here, mostly because I feed them too. That’s worrisome for him and the birds but I figure if I keep the cat well fed, it will leave the birds and squirrels alone.

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