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Squirrel II


Squirrel II
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Copyright: Michael Porterfield (mporterf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 74 N: 84] (673)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tree Squirrels, Squirrels [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-25 5:29
Viewed: 3275
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Unlike rabbits or deer, squirrels cannot digest cellulose and must rely on foods rich in protein, carbohydrates, and fat. In temperate regions early spring is the hardest time of year for squirrels, since buried nuts begin to sprout and are no longer available for the squirrel to eat, and new food sources have not become available yet. During these times squirrels rely heavily on the buds of trees. Squirrels' diet consists primarily of a wide variety of plant food, including nuts, seeds, conifer cones, fruits, fungi and green vegetation.


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