Then the racket begins: squirrels talking to each other, sending out signals over the network. Then some of them make a dash for a tree, while others remain in place.
|This squirrel dove head first into the nearest trash can!|
This is the time of year when hawks are likely to appear, because when the leaves come off the trees it's easy for them to spot prey. Speaking of spotting things, squirrels do not have great eyesight, so how do they know when a hawk's around? They seem to have an ability to sense a predator and communicate its presence without even seeing it. It's sort of like the way many squirrels suddenly materialize out of the woodwork when you show up with a bag of peanuts. :)