Squirrel attack in Florida!

November 4th, 2016 by nperlut

Check this out.  Pretty amazing situation.  First time I’ve heard of a squirrel rampage.

 

 

Late breeding?

October 14th, 2016 by nperlut

I’m curious about folks experience with late breeding squirrels this year.  The second breeding period seems to have been quite late on our campus (southern Maine, directly on the coast).  I caught a female today who was still nursing, saw two other nursing females this week, and I saw young that are ~7 weeks old just emerging.  I’ve been trapping here for 7 years and not previously encountered this.   We have a good acorn (red oak) and low hickory mast.  Anyone else seeing this?

 

The Fall 2016 Squirrelologists

October 14th, 2016 by nperlut
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The mighty squirrelologists (from left): Jordyn Cote, Jeremy Lessard, Galen Dubois, Caleb Pulliam, Nicole Greaney, Cody Duckworth, Carolyn Wawrzynowski, Kylie Denny, Kelley Portais, Erin Nakamura and (not pictured) Sean Larner.

Here they are folks, the Fall 2016 squirrelologists!!  A nutty group indeed (he he he).

Squirrelology as art

September 22nd, 2016 by nperlut

While these students are not official squirrelologists, they certainly have earned their honorary acorns.  Amazing art on our campus, all in the name of squirrelology (if only it had a radio collar on it)!!!

When squirrels cry: the Spring 2016 squirrelologists are graduating!

May 2nd, 2016 by nperlut

It’s not quite as sweet as Prince’s When Doves Cry, but I’m working on a song titled, When Squirrels Cry.  Many of the most valiant and dedicated squirrelologists ever to grace the telemetry unit are graduating.  They have been awesome and will be missed by me and our grey collared friends!  Best of luck everyone–once a squirrelologist, always a squirrelologist!

The Spring 2016 Squirrelologists.  From Right to Left: Emily Filiberti, Katie Peterson, Sharlene Maynard, Sarah Fleischmann, Scott Knox, Rocket Hart, Andrew Diorio, Chito Hernandez, Tyler Evans, Connor Burke and Noah Perlut

The Spring 2016 Squirrelologists. From Right to Left: Emily Filiberti, Katie Peterson, Sharlene Maynard, Sarah Fleischmann, Scott Knox, Rocket Hart, Andrew Diorio, Chito Hernandez, Tyler Evans, Connor Burke and Noah Perlut