Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Mad Sciurus

I have no idea what's going on with the demented behavior of this Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger).  Obviously, its trying to get at something....but what could be so absolutely essential to your survival that you'd act like this to get it?

Can someone please explain?

Catching bizarre or unique behaviors like this is one of my favorite things about camera trapping!


  1. First of all, that's a beautiful animal. I love squirrels, and was hoping to see some different tree squirrels here, but there aren't any different species!

    And it's behavior makes me think there's something on that stick. Biting ants? Did you use it for scent? Was this squirrel eating some indian cucumber?

  2. Hi Alyssa....I agree....quite a pretty little tree rodent for sure!

    This is just a random stick from off of the ground (not one of my scent sticks). I honestly have no idea what he's after! This behavior almost reminds me of a cat with catnip!