Photo taken: March 6, 2015
Squirrels generally don’t have a reputation for good behavior, particularly when it comes to dealing with each other. There’s a definite territorial, alpha characteristic to squirrels who will chase off and even fight off any invaders on their turf or with an eye towards their treasure. My corn feeder was a frequent focal point of many of these furry pissing matches, as one squirrel usually declared the food to be HIS and heaven help the hapless, hungry squirrel who tried to sneak in a nibble. Here’s one of these food fights in action. I have no idea who has the upper hand…. er paw in this battle, but it doesn’t seem like there’s even much left to fight for.