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Old 02-26-2020, 09:27 AM   #4191
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Grey squirrels are oblivious to threat from pine martens – giving native reds the advantage

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Quote: squirrels showed a clear fear response to pine marten scent while greys didn’t. Reds visited feeders less, fed for shorter periods of time and were more vigilant – standing on their hind legs with their head upright and tail twitching from side to side. Meanwhile, the greys continued as if nothing had changed. In some cases, grey squirrel visits to feeding stations actually increased while their vigilance decreased around pine marten scent.
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