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Old October 24th, 2021, 08:11 AM #21
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They've moved to my neighborhood. With my next door neighbor famer wannabe leaving plenty of food laying around they are living the good life.
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Old October 24th, 2021, 09:46 PM #22
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I’m hearing them in the trees here making their chuck chuck chuck noises, but I haven’t seen them on the ground collecting the bushels of acorns that are on the ground.
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In Laplata I see perhaps 1-2 squirrels a day where I generally see dozens. There also have been more acorns on my property than I’ve seen in my 31 years here.....


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Have 2 maybe 3 on my property here in Brandywine. Usually see 10 or more every year. There were a bunch early summer but only 2 or 3 left now.
I even took the squirrel diverters/annoyers down off my bird feeders to try to lure more out, but still the same 2 or 3.

I wonder if it has anything to do with the bird death thing earlier this summer? I haven't seen a robin in my yard in 3 months now, usually have dozens of robins. Only a few bluejays as well when we usually have a bunch.

Plenty of deer though, though sadly the last 4 nights there has been a fresh roadkill each morning. Even one that had the backstraps cut out presumably by whomever hit it or someone that came by soon after and a different one (a buck) missing the top of it head. Is that "legal"? I dont care either way really just wondering.
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Old October 25th, 2021, 09:21 AM #25
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I have seen a several with mange, both at my house in Lusby, and on my property in St Mary's. Unfortunately i am prohibited from putting them out of there misery in Lusby, and did not have a rifle with me on the property. I wont be making that mistake again.
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We had what appeared to be a rabid squirrel on our back deck… That was actually foaming at the mouth, had patches of hair loss, and was trying to naw its own leg off.

But yeah, to the OP, we’ve noticed a lot fewer of squirrels.
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Have seen a definite drop off in the local squirrel population here in Northern St Marys county. Anyone else? Huge acorn and hickory drop and going untouched
Mountain Lions no doubt.
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I've also noticed a drop this year, and a year or two ago was a boom year, also a big acorn year. Here on the Bush River they say the Bald Eagles get some though I'm skeptical. Skeptical of cats getting them too. I'd put it down to a natural cycle.
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Someone in our abode puts out peanuts for those critter: with the plethora of acorns this year we’re not seeing any tree rats: we also have several hawks nesting in the woods around us, so that could be a factor.
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They moved to north beach
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