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Old 09-02-2005, 08:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do squirrels and chipmunks interbreed?

So I've got this little brown bastard running around outside. Head of a chipmunk, tail and body of a squirrel. He's a tan color, smaller than a squirrel, larger than a chipmunk.

He's pretty freaking aggressive towards the bona-fide squirrels.

I've never seen anything like it. I tried to get pics but haven't been able to get a good one yet.

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Sounds like a red squirrel (not a fow squirrel).
It is a small reddish brown squirrel that lives in pine forest.
We don't have them around my place, but we do have them in the mountains.
Squirrels will not breed with other species of squirrels or chipmunks.
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Squirrels will not breed with other species of squirrels or chipmunks.
What if he had a really long day and had a few too many at the bird feeder?
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Sounds like a red squirrel (not a fow squirrel).
It is a small reddish brown squirrel that lives in pine forest.
We don't have them around my place, but we do have them in the mountains.
Squirrels will not breed with other species of squirrels or chipmunks.
That sounds like it.

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we have some little bastards like that and i've heard them referred to as "piney squirrels".

i was told that they raid the nests of the red and gray squirrels and force them to leave and area. as a teenager, i took it upon myself to control the population of piney squirrels with my BB gun...now Red squirrels are back in that area.
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What if he had a really long day and had a few too many at the bird feeder?



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Around here locals refer to them as "fairy diddles" and fox squirrels as red squirrels.

I have no clue where the name came from, just a local thing like calling morel mushrooms "molly moochers" or "merkels". Which merkles is probably a bastardization of "morel" passed down by generations of toothless hillbillies with thick accents
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Do squirrels and chipmunks interbreed?
No, but, sometimes they play doctor.
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[QUOTE=Oxjockey]Do squirrels and chipmunks interbreed?
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no they don't......The chipmunk has a very large Cawk and the squirrels can not take it.....
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