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overedge
12-20-2010, 11:26 PM
Science is wonderful :)

http://www.thestar.com/sciencetech/article/907670--why-female-red-squirrels-aren-t-choosy-about-their-mates

Rex
12-20-2010, 11:28 PM
Leave Jamie Sale alone! :slinkaway

skatingfan5
12-20-2010, 11:34 PM
Notoriously promiscuous for mammals, female red squirrels mate only once a year, when they go into heat. The willing males turn up and chase the female through the forest. Then she mates with some or all of however many males there are.

Their average life span is three to four years, if they survive their first winter.Poor things, only once a year to have any sex at all. I say let them have however many mates they want and make hay while the sun shines -- they haven't got much time, poor dears.

CantALoop
12-20-2010, 11:36 PM
10 in one day? :eek: Guess they're not preoccupied with getting themselves cleaned up and pretty for the next one.

oleada
12-20-2010, 11:41 PM
hey, when you spread out 10 in one day over the course of a year it's not *that* much ;)

Aussie Willy
12-21-2010, 02:13 AM
Seriously the animal kingdom is just full of randy animals.