These are eastern fox squirrels that my wife Alexi and I have been feeding for about a year. Sally and her son Pito Boy would come down from a nest in the oak just east of the house, and Precious, another female, would come from the south of our yard. Pito Boy is only a few months old in this photo. His balls have not dropped yet. His penis always sticks out so he can scent mark as he moves about. I’ll have some future postings showing why he is now called Mr. Pito. Sally and Precious both seemed to have litters this spring, however, we never saw any young with Sally while Precious had three ( photos of them will be in a future post ). Sally does seem to be nursing again so I’m thinking that her first ones had been taken by a predator (boy do we have them around here) and she went back into estrus and had a quick second litter that put her behind Precious in breeding. We’ll see if she shows with any young in the near future.
Yours in Nature,