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Message 1867430 - Posted: 15 May 2017, 14:29:16 UTC

I seen someone else this morning on Facebook that had 4 hummingbirds at the feeder and when he got up close they didn't even fly away.
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Message 1867621 - Posted: 17 May 2017, 3:20:29 UTC

Out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a bunny rabbit.

Meet Bob. This little guy showed up yesterday with mom and dad in tow. I've never seen a squirrel with no tail. He's got a stub looks like. I can't see any wound/healed area. Looks natural.





I'll spike the patio with more cracked/broken sunflower seeds and see if he is a local and get more photos. His parents look familiar. They will sit there and eat the crushed seeds. Anything else they fill their face then scamper away and bury it in the yard.
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Message 1867650 - Posted: 17 May 2017, 5:23:25 UTC
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My Dad had a hell of a time with squirrels back in the 30's, they tore up the whole attic and wiring, the city came in and cut the population down. Just what they did I don't know.
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Message 1867667 - Posted: 17 May 2017, 7:42:02 UTC
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Just a quickie which I will post here for my own reasons

This is growing outside my bedroom window here at my dad's



Anyone know what it is?
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Message 1867837 - Posted: 18 May 2017, 1:59:01 UTC - in response to Message 1867621.  

Out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a bunny rabbit.

Meet Bob. This little guy showed up yesterday with mom and dad in tow. I've never seen a squirrel with no tail. He's got a stub looks like. I can't see any wound/healed area. Looks natural.

I'll spike the patio with more cracked/broken sunflower seeds and see if he is a local and get more photos. His parents look familiar. They will sit there and eat the crushed seeds. Anything else they fill their face then scamper away and bury it in the yard.


Google says tailless squirrels are quite common and that it's almost definitely
due to an attack by a predator. As far as anyone knows, squirrels are never born
without a tail.

Of course, other articles might say something different. I only checked the first
couple of results.
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Message 1867880 - Posted: 18 May 2017, 6:12:32 UTC - in response to Message 1867837.  

Thanks for looking.

Turns out Bob is really Bobbie. She came around today alone. She must have lost her tail when really young. Can't see a scar.

Oops, my images are little too big. I will correct that tomorrow. Too late tonight.






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Message 1867893 - Posted: 18 May 2017, 8:39:03 UTC - in response to Message 1867837.  

Here we even have a song about squirrels and their tails.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAOAln9m8K8
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Message 1867901 - Posted: 18 May 2017, 9:29:34 UTC

Got the idea but not the words. LOL
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Message 1867907 - Posted: 18 May 2017, 10:03:49 UTC - in response to Message 1867901.  
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The squirrel was sitting in the spruce,
Should scale the cones,
When he heard the children,
Then he had to hurry away.
He jumped onto a pine branch,
He bumped his little leg
And the long furry tail.

Text and music by Alice Tegnér, published in 1892
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Message 1867912 - Posted: 18 May 2017, 11:02:06 UTC - in response to Message 1867678.  

Looks like it may be a rhoderdendron....looking at the shape of the leaves...

I think it's a rhoderdendron as well.
Just walked our dog Tosca and passed by a rhoderdendron bush.
However they they haven't blossomed yet.
Maybe tomorrow.
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Message 1867934 - Posted: 18 May 2017, 13:32:55 UTC - in response to Message 1867621.  
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I've never seen a squirrel with no tail.


It is unusual alright...almost like a rat without a tail....:-)
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Message 1867935 - Posted: 18 May 2017, 13:35:35 UTC - in response to Message 1867667.  

Anyone know what it is?


Usually like acidic soil.....Rhododendron...not sure which type....
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Message 1867972 - Posted: 18 May 2017, 17:05:28 UTC - in response to Message 1867880.  

Oops, my images are little too big. I will correct that tomorrow. Too late tonight.

Fixed
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Message 1868010 - Posted: 18 May 2017, 19:49:57 UTC - in response to Message 1867972.  

Oops, my images are little too big. I will correct that tomorrow. Too late tonight.

Fixed


I think it's nice to have an easily-identifiable creature in your yard. And I like your pix of Bobbie.
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Message 1868236 - Posted: 19 May 2017, 20:48:31 UTC - in response to Message 1867837.  
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Google says tailless squirrels are quite common and that it's almost definitely due to an attack by a predator.
As far as anyone knows, squirrels are never born without a tail.

I'm not so sure about that.
Both cats and squirrels usually have tails.
But not all of them.
I have met some cats without a tail.
And they was definitely not due to an attack by a predator.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelle_Svansl%C3%B6s
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Message 1868249 - Posted: 19 May 2017, 21:46:58 UTC
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Well all Bob cats get along without them just nicely. LOL
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Message 1868250 - Posted: 19 May 2017, 21:47:12 UTC - in response to Message 1868236.  

Google says tailless squirrels are quite common and that it's almost definitely due to an attack by a predator.
As far as anyone knows, squirrels are never born without a tail.

I'm not so sure about that.
Both cats and squirrels usually have tails.
But not all of them.
I have met some cats without a tail.
And they was definitely not due to an attack by a predator.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelle_Svansl%C3%B6s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manx_cat
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Message 1868260 - Posted: 19 May 2017, 22:06:35 UTC

Well my mystery bud has flowered



And indeed it seems to be a rhododendron. While you can find lots of images of the flower, images of the buds are harder to find.
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Message 1868264 - Posted: 19 May 2017, 22:38:22 UTC - in response to Message 1868250.  

Google says tailless squirrels are quite common and that it's almost definitely due to an attack by a predator.
As far as anyone knows, squirrels are never born without a tail.

I'm not so sure about that.
Both cats and squirrels usually have tails.
But not all of them.
I have met some cats without a tail.
And they was definitely not due to an attack by a predator.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelle_Svansl%C3%B6s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manx_cat

I have not met cats from Isle of Man.
However in Scandinavia there are plenty of cats without tails
At least I think so having met two of them here.
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Message 1868281 - Posted: 19 May 2017, 23:23:03 UTC - in response to Message 1868231.  

At least he kept his nuts safe........

Bobbie is not carrying the same package as a Bob would. Why I corrected her name. Bobbie is female. wink wink Har! ;^)
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