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Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Right to Mate

I was outside shoveling the snow, and watched these three black squirrels fighting, jumping from branches to branches in a chaos. I didn't understand what was going on at first, and then it hit me: the males were fighting for his right to mate with the female.

All the female wanted to do was to get away from these rowdy males! She kept escaping from them, but they ended up chasing her.

At the end, one of the males won the battle, and the happy couple ran off behind my garage! Enjoy your weekend..

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  1. So the female was happy with the dude that caught her, eh? I feel a little bad for the poor guy who had to go home alone!

    You are unique and precious, Mumsy! I love the way you look at creation!

  2. This was soooo FUN Sweetie!!!
    Thanks for the note btw...
    Blessings and love from our heavenly Father above~~~Hugs Dena

  3. Do squirrels mate for life? Nah! Probably not. Great pictures!

  4. We don't have black squirrels here Mumsy, only the red and grey ones.

    And congratulations may be in order for the happy couple because they may have some young ones in a few weeks!

  5. I'd love to have men fighting over me!

  6. Great pictures. Squirrels are always fascinating to watch and hear them sequel at one another. Blessings.

  7. I love the way you tell the tale. I'm not sure I would want them fighting for me. I would like to make the choice, not having might makes right the rule. lol

    Happy Valentine's day!

  8. Not sure if my comment went thru? If it did u can delete this one. :-) Was saying that I would prefer to make the choice than for the males to make it.

  9. And she gave in just like that???

  10. Cute story. It made me giggle. The male squirrel will get his way, but the female will have just not him.

  11. She must be something pretty special ;-) Great action captures.

  12. Keep an eye open for baby squirrels in your garage this springtime!

  13. I guess squirrel love don't come easy :)
    Pretty shots of the cute trio!

  14. Is this like the song, Save the Last Dance for Me???? Or maybe Love the One Your With???? :)

  15. Wow, you are lucky to have captured those!

  16. Yikes! Just what the world needs ... more tree rats!

    )) not a fan of squirrels because they drive my mutts crazy with their bold antics. ((

    but other than that, thanks for the photos!

  17. I've noticed that squirrels do a lot of chasing and arguing over each other :-) Great photos!

    I'm a new follower from the Camera Critter meme :)


  18. if human relationship is just like this... i wonder if they will still feel pain of losing one's love. just a hindsight.


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