Monday, December 28, 2015

Treehouse Story: The Squirrel & Her Suitors

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Squirrels in the Treehouse

The nest, i.e. the love nest.

Truly, I never imagined having the IP camera up in the treehouse would be nearly this much fun. But it is, and I'm not ashamed to admit I have the feed up and on the iPad almost all the time during the day.

Which is why, this morning, I discovered that all the evidence points toward "Fuzzball" (as my daughter named the little squatter) being female. Because today there were two other squirrels, presumably males, running around and generally being entertaining while trying to curry her favor. What makes one squirrel a better potential mate than another is beyond me, as they all looked like complete loons scurrying around this morning, chasing one another and sniffing what I can only presume was a lot of pheromones.

The camera feed was interesting enough that I ran outside when Fuzzball seemed to be leaving her nest to go "play" with the boys. But just enjoy the video and you'll get the idea.

Want to see more interesting stuff? Read about our VW Bus Bed Build, or maybe the Solar Stock Tank Swimming Pool. If you're not tired of beekeeping stuff, see how our bees deal with unwanted intruders as the Hive Guards Repel a Robber BeeOr, visit the Chicken Coop Playhouse!