Leo

Well-known member
there's lots of them here, we watch them playing in the trees as they chase each other, leaping from branch to branch like circus trapeze artists. amazing balance, grace and speed. I've also seen them walk along the roof gutter of the building behind us and crawl inside into the roof, been meaning to mention that the owner. having squirrels in your roof, attic or walls isn't fun. especially if one happens to die in there, smells lovely.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
squirrel on the fire escape yesterday. cheeky little fucker climbs up and suns himself on the outside window ledge, in full knowledge that the cats are on the other side of the glass indoors and unable to get him. he'll ever take a crap on the ledge sometimes, gets up and there are a few little pellets on it.
Isn't it true that - as the terminal velocity they reach when falling is survivable - squirrels can theoretically fall safely from any hight?
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Saw a load of crows mobbing a buzzard or something earlier. I've seen that happen before but never with this kind of aggression, they were repeatedly dive bombing it, forcing it lower and lower, one actually smashed right into it.
 

polystyle

Well-known member
Isn't it true that - as the terminal velocity they reach when falling is survivable - squirrels can theoretically fall safely from any hight?
Here in the Apt. complex we have many, grey and black and one day did see one fall and hit hard, half a bounce, didn't move after that.
So unlike cats say, i don't think they have any special talent to help them when falling.

Also read only recently , they do not know where they buried a nut- that's why they seem so frantic digging here , there, then over there, here again.
 

catalog

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Caught sight of these very slimy mushrooms on a walk through some woods this morning. No idea what they are. Don't look very appetising.

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It's such a weird May this... feels very Autumnal.
 

Leo

Well-known member
been watching "planet earth II" on BBC America, great bits on spider monkeys, lizards and snow leopards. always amazing cinematography.
 

Leo

Well-known member
this one included snow leopard mating rituals, where the mother has to hide her cub because the male considers any other male (regardless of age) as a threat and would kill it before mating. seems a bit harsh.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
this one included snow leopard mating rituals, where the mother has to hide her cub because the male considers any other male (regardless of age) as a threat and would kill it before mating. seems a bit harsh.
Toxic masculinity or alpha chad hi-5's, depending on your POV.
 
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