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Something to add to Bullie's knowledge.

Postby Ironwood » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:22 am

Bullie, I bet you didn't know this. When the squirrel rut is going on the females start building a nest. Over here they use Cedar trees to tie everything together inside the nest. The female bites into the bark and pulls long strips off. When she gets a really big mouth full of those strips she takes off to where she is building a nest. She will make several trips before the nest is finished.

Here's a small Cedar tree in my front yard.
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You can see where the squirrels have been getting bark off the tree.
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Here's a little closer view.
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Re: Something to add to Bullie's knowledge.

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:18 pm

Good stuff Ironwood. ;)
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Re: Something to add to Bullie's knowledge.

Postby j2dirtracer » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:58 pm

I'm gonna bet Bullie showed that squirrel how to do that
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Re: Something to add to Bullie's knowledge.

Postby Ironwood » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:04 pm

Quig, that bark makes great tinder for your flint and steel kit.
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Re: Something to add to Bullie's knowledge.

Postby quigleysharps4570 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:43 am

I'll have to keep that in mind my friend. ;)
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