Gloucester County Nature: Squirrels are driving me nuts
Gray squirrels mate twice a year, and right now ... the young are well developed and ready for life on their own. They do not have to fight for territory. Although squirrels do have home territories, usually one or two acres in size, the territories ...
What you need to know about squirrels
Homes and social life All squirrels establish territories which they then ... and don’t tolerate any other squirrels in their territory except during mating season. Mothers do tolerate their babies being around for a while but chase them away before ...
Why do squirrels race round and round trees?
What motivates the (grey) squirrels racing round ... Some of it is mating chases – we hear them thundering across our flat roof in the proper season – and they probably breed twice a year, as they do here in Maryland. Some of it is territorial.
Why Do Squirrels Chase Each Other?
The sight of squirrels vivaciously chasing each other across a park lawn or spiraling down a tree trunk is one that everyone is familiar with. But why do they do it ... when adult squirrels start looking for a mate. The males chase females as part of ...
Unraveling the secret life of squirrels
Mating dance Q Why do squirrels chase each other ... Their bodies either decay or are taken by predators. Squirrels usually have a life span of 12 years -- if they escape predators and humans to live that long -- but some documented cases have shown ...