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Name: Pamela Gregory
Md (Zone 6b)
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Oct 6, 2016 10:40 AM CST
Everyday this cutie ( squirrel) gets up in this tree and he looks down at the ground where there is nothing I see anyways, but he screams and screams at nothing! What the heck is this guy doing? Lmao! I just love him although I do wonder if this is stressful to him.. anyone got any thoughts?
I was told that they are a lil crazy/ fun to watch. Lol because a chemical in the nuts they eat is somewhat like weed we smoke or some people smoke. Lol I have always found this amusing and I often get a great laugh at them. There is a very large park across the street from where I live , id say about 3 miles long, couple baseball fields , dog park , walking trails etc. in the spring when you drive through there's dozens and dozens of bunnies! Now in the fall there's dozens of squirrels. They both tend to linger over here to the development .
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Name: Philip Becker
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Oct 6, 2016 11:12 AM CST
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Oct 6, 2016 11:18 AM CST
If you were close enough he might have been screaming at you. I always got screamed at when weeding a particular flower bed near a pine tree and the squirrel would be up in the tree hurling verbal abuse at me. He'd stop if I moved away and start up again if anyone went near his tree. They're also burying nuts for winter so maybe you were near his cache.
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Oct 6, 2016 11:19 AM CST
Squirrels make various noises/calls to alert other squirrels when there is danger (snake/hawk/cat, etc.).
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Name: Pamela Gregory
Md (Zone 6b)
Gardening A Perfect antidepressant
Oct 6, 2016 11:29 AM CST
Interesting , I didn't think of him yelling at me and that makes some since because there wasn't anything on the ground under him . Idk but it's very funny to very cute sometimes lol
Name: Kevin Langley
London UK
Oct 7, 2016 3:19 PM CST
I get them at my end too where squirrels sit on my garden wall screaming. I think its more of a mating call.

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