Thursday, April 2, 2009

Squirrel searching for material to build a nest.

It is April now and is the nesting season for squirrels. The males have their testicles coming out of the abdomen into the scrotum. They pair off and search jointly for building material for nests. They strip off the dried fiber of plantain trunks. Here you see one of stripping the fiber from a plantain trunk it in the first picture. The second picture shows a squirrel picking up sticks for the nest. I took this picture in late March 2009.