Wildlife: Hungry Mama Squirrel

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For the past few months, my parents had been talking non-stop about this squirrel family that frequents their backyard for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I went up for a visit last week.

Early in the morning, I heard a knock at the window where they usually leave sunflower seeds for the squirrels. I opened the blinds and there she was: Mother squirrel, anxiously waiting for fresh food. She's quite a character!

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By Attosa

November 9, 20100 found this helpful

Oh my! Reminds me of one time we went to the OKC zoo & there was a *very* pregnant gorilla. Ready to feed those babies!

Squirrels can be funny. Our back fence is their highway. The neighbor to the west has pecan trees that he doesn't take care of. The squirrels all live to the east. So we watch them run back and forth. We leave dried corn on our plant stand (against the fence) and they stop along the way to see what's new. :-)

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November 9, 20100 found this helpful

What a wonderful photo! That's only the second one I've ever seen with a mama having full breasts with milk! You have quite a gem of a picture here! :-)

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November 9, 20100 found this helpful

I can't say whether my great-grandpa's favorite squirrels were male or female, but they were characters, too. At least one would sit on Grandpa's chest and share breakfast, lol!

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November 9, 20100 found this helpful

That's quite a 6 pack she's packing there, too funny and cute!

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November 9, 20100 found this helpful

Really sweet! But oh what a fatty.

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November 9, 20100 found this helpful

That is just so cute! Does she really knock on the window to get your attention? How fun is that?

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November 10, 20100 found this helpful

Thank you for making me smile first thing this morning!

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November 10, 20100 found this helpful

This looks more like Grandma squirrel. So Cute! I had a momma and baby that banged on my door every day so I would feed them. I guess they are gone now. Haven't seen them in quite a while. Maybe since the neighbor moved in with her 4 kitties.

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November 10, 20100 found this helpful

She really does bang on the window! I have a few other shots where you can see her greasy little handprints all over the window. I love how she has leftovers all over her mouth and the "who, me?!" look on her face. ;)

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November 10, 20100 found this helpful

Awesome! What a beauty! Great picture!

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December 6, 20100 found this helpful

Isn't she adorable??

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December 28, 20100 found this helpful

Love her.

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January 16, 20120 found this helpful

OMG! She is just adorable! I can see she is lactating, so she must have her babies somewhere safe. She is depending on you to feed her now that she has babies to feed. I think it is wonderful that your Mom feeds her, she is now like an extended member of your household.

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This is a squirrel that visits my parents house three times a day for feeding. I always tell my friends about how she impatiently knocks on the window and demands food but no one ever believes me, until now! I finally caught her in the act. As you can see, those are some massive paws, so we can hear her knocking from the other side of the house!

By attosa from Los Angeles, CA

January 14, 20120 found this helpful

Stalker squirrel confirmed. I love it!

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January 14, 20120 found this helpful

Schyresti, I love your chickadee story! I think it's amazing when animals train us ;) I'd do anything for these lil guys. Quantity, stalker indeed! :D Have a great weekend!

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January 16, 20120 found this helpful

Too cute! that is one large and very well fed squirrel. I'd feed that squirrel too....I'd be afraid not too :) Thanks for sharing!

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January 16, 20120 found this helpful

That is just too cute!

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May 6, 2011 Flag

My daughter, in Chesapeake, VA, took these pictures. The wonders of nature always amaze me.

photo of Mama squirrel

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