Coitus interruptus

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    Love was (literally) in the air this weekend--a female grey squirrel was in heat and was getting a lot of attention from the boys in the neighbourhood. She (the grey one here) wasn't too sure about the whole thing and spent a great deal of time avoiding her suitors at the end of branches, forty feet above the ground below.

    The male melanistic grey squirrel (on the right) eventually got the chance to seal the deal. Both of them seemed somewhat nonchalant about a human popping up mid-act. But I did manage to get them paying more attention to me than their previous endeavours.

    Time to get ges-tatin'

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    1. I-P-S [deleted] 113 months ago | reply

      seems a little early for them, wonderful shot of the two colour forms of eastern grey squirrel

    2. Gavatron 113 months ago | reply

      You might think, but I've read that they'll be in the mood as early as mid-January.

    3. Vox Sciurorum 112 months ago | reply

      January is the main peak of squirrel mating season. The babies are born six weeks later in early March when food is starting to appear in the form of buds. The second mating season is June with babies born for the fall nut season.

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