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_MG_4762 White Squirrel Eating Dead Bird

_MG_4762 White Squirrel Eating Dead Bird

Probably killed itself flying into my sliding door. This was a real shock to see. I did a web search and found this isn't so uncommon for squirrels...and sad to learn, they will also raid bird nests and eat both eggs and nestlings!

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larose forest photos03-Jan-2016 14:38
Amazing white squirrel!! And fascinating shot... yes, these guys will eat a variety of things! V
Michael Parkinson27-Jan-2012 15:35
It gets worse. Chipmunks too, have the same habit.
Fabienne17-Apr-2011 19:33
Je ne pensais pas que les écureuils étaient carnivores à l'occasion. Il a l'air d'aimer son repas.
C'est une très belle photo.
Carol Breton05-Apr-2011 14:25
I did not realize this either. Great behavioral shot, Isabel. ~
heather01-Apr-2011 07:32
I've heard that they will raid nests. Great capture Isabel, wonderful clarity.
Irene Wehrli01-Apr-2011 06:35
How strange is this Isabel, but you had the coolness to make a superb shot...
Michele Rodgers31-Mar-2011 23:00
I have never seen this before. Very odd to see.
Raymond31-Mar-2011 21:49
Wow, a shock to me as well, I would have never known squirrels were carnivores ! Hum ... there's the proof of it !