Squirrel Squabbles

Day by Day the Farm Girl Way...

Our two little orphaned squirrels are rapidly progressing into juveniles. Punkin, who is just a week older than her brother, Gambini, has been a self-starter from the get-go. She has become quite woodland savvy, having made her way down to the canyon, exploring the deeper woods. Gambini, on the other hand, is more cautious and tends to stick to trees closer to the house.

Gambini loves his corn on the cob! Gambini loves his corn on the cob!

In part, their gender determines much of how their lives are lived. I have not observed Punkin having any difficulties with the many other squirrels inhabiting the area. It is a busy time of year with all of the squirrels gathering nuts and berries for a winter food cache. Gambini, however, has been chased by other males, and I have witnessed a lot of chortling and squabbling in the trees just south of the house. Apparently, Mr. Gambini has been intruding on another…

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