tough winter indeed….and another transmitter bitten off

January seems to have been really tough on gray squirrels.  I am seeing far fewer signs of squirrels than last winter.  The snow is still deep, although now frozen enough for them to walk well on top.  But, I wonder if the rain on top of heavy snow has made it tough to dig into their acorn cache.

Danielle found transmitter 294 bitten off and laying on top of the snow.  The transmitter was near a big shagbark hickory that this squirrel nests and basks in, so no surprise.  Glad it was bitten off outside the nest rather than inside!

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