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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:03 am 
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I just did, a tiny thing with a very small nub. I wonder what happened to it? That's the 1st squirrel I've let live in the past 2 years. I wonder how many more times I'll see it? I would imagine it would have a difficult time navigating the tree tops. This is the best pic I got of it chasing a grown squirrel in the neighbor's yard.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:56 am 
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Must be some fly tyer in the area is hoping the tails will grow back. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:23 am 
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Could have been a near miss with a fox or owl - or just two squirrels getting in a scrap.

I've seen partially-tailed squirrels before but not one nipped to the nub! Name him 'Lucky'.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:37 am 
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Tail crushed in a near-miss with a car?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:42 am 
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Maybe its really a rat.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:48 am 
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.22 clipped it off?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:56 am 
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Before I saw the picture, I thought maybe a large chipmunk? Hmmm, definitely a squirrel. Maybe a new fashion statement?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:57 am 
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I've never run across a bobtail squirrel before, but have had a white squirrel bopping around my back yard for the last couple of years.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:33 am 
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It's def. a gray squirrel. I watched it dig and eat nuts in my backyard at 30'. Here it is coming down the tree where it was chasing the large squirrel. You can also see it's white belly. The pics were taken at about 60' on full zoom so they aren't that clear. Strange!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:46 am 
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Over the years I've killed a few that had a partial tail. Last year I killed a grey that was missing the entire front right leg. From the appearance I'd say it was born that way. Yet it was climbing and jumping like a normal squirrel.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:48 am 
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I've seen them here too with just a nub. I figured it was a close call with a dog, owl or fox.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:45 am 
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I've seen them as well on occasion. I always figured that they lost their tails in winter? Gives the phrase "Froze my tail off" meaning? Don't really know though.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:12 pm 
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nekvermont wrote:
Must be some fly tyer in the area is hoping the tails will grow back. :)


Hi,

You beat me to it! I was just thinking of the display racks of squirrel tails at the local flyfishing store and wondering how many people know where they come from. I'll have to check the brand on a package next time I'm there. If it says "Cholo Ranch" we'll know! ;)

Although my part of CA is a "no tree squirrel hunting" zone, we have plenty of gray squirrels around. Fresh roadkill tails are just as good for catching trout as store bought!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:17 pm 
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Well, this little bugger has his work cut out for him in his life and doesn't need me ruining his day by making him a meal for a Red Tailed Hawk. Let's see how many more times I see him this season :)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:04 pm 
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Never seen one with a nub tail, or a white one either. That white one is a cute little critter. I have seen a hawk carrying a squirrel it had caught.


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