Dead Squirrel ~ What Could Have Happened To Him?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by kuntrygirl, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I was walking around in the chicken yard on yesterday and noticed that there was a dead squirrel by the acorn tree. I have no idea what happened to the little fella. I was shocked because I never saw a dead squirrel before. I thought the little critters were too fast and could easily get away from predators?

    Anyone know what could have happened to him? :idunno

    I felt sorry for the little guy.
     
  2. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jumping from limb to limb and missed his landing.
    hawk attack - got away but was injured
    old age
    heart attack
    poisoned food

    could have been any number of things. Even as simple as parasites.
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Hit by a car is my guess. Or maybe parasites, viral infection?
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    If he had any parasites or infection, I wonder if my animals could pick up on any illnesses or diseases from the poor little fella? :idunno
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Most diseases are species related but if any of your birds ate it worms could be an issue.
     
  6. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First thing I thought was that he got knocked out by an acorn.. [​IMG] but that probably wasn't it.. [​IMG]
     
  7. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any powerlines nearby? Thats probably the #2 cause of dead squirrels, after cars
     
  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Poor little guy. Could have been any number of things, really. [​IMG]
     
  9. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Around here they are suicidal , they will dart infront of cars.
     
  10. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    hahaha my drivers ed teacher had a suicidal rabbit. After he stopped the car the rabbit stopped as well and actually jumped into the car!(well between the headlights)

     

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