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arrrgh life is tough sometimes hope you recover from the shock

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Old 19.01.2016, 17:57
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Red or brown - the 'red' squirrels here (same family) are all brown, with tufty ears. Never seen a 'red' squirrel in CH (lots in Scotland though)
There are both red and brown squirrels around here. It's very easy to see which is which.

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'scusmee, is this a squirrel topic or a weather topic? :>
They are weather forecasting squirrels.
Anyway you've got no room to talk since you're bringing pigs into the discussion.
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Old 19.01.2016, 18:55
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There are both red and brown squirrels around here. It's very easy to see which is which.





They are weather forecasting squirrels.
Anyway you've got no room to talk since you're bringing pigs into the discussion.
I have the room (paid quite a lot chf for it), you need to swallow them squirrels and return to the topic, maam At least please pretend that you talk about weather :>
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Old 19.01.2016, 19:41
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Re: Weather!

I thought squirrels hibernated in the winter & especially didn't expect to see one running around in the SNOW WE HAD TODAY.
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I thought squirrels hibernated in the winter & especially didn't expect to see one running around in the SNOW WE HAD TODAY.
No, squirrels do not hibernate. They limit their outdoor activity during the strongest frost but they have to leave once in awhile and retrieve some stored food. They are communal animals and keep warm by staying close together.
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Old 19.01.2016, 20:37
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Re: Weather!

I knew there will be more snow in 2016 coming because the swans in Zurich had laid down to sleep at night before Christmas
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Old 19.01.2016, 20:41
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That's how they usually do ...
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That's how they usually do ...
And what is the difference between these two pictures (besides the aspect)?
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Old 19.01.2016, 20:43
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And what is the difference between these two pictures (besides the aspect)?
Immense ...

If the swans from the second picture didn't go to bed like in the first picture, then there wouldn't have been snow fall this year, capish?
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Old 19.01.2016, 20:46
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Immense ...

If the swans from the second picture didn't go to bed like in the first picture, then there wouldn't have been snow fall this year, capish?
No, they have the same poses except on the first picture the are photographed from above :>
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Old 19.01.2016, 21:08
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I thought squirrels hibernated in the winter & especially didn't expect to see one running around in the SNOW WE HAD TODAY.
Nope, fairly common to see them around in winter, especially if you've got woods nearby..... damned things keep nicking the fat balls I've put out for the birds. Possibly it's just that they're easier to spot against the white of the snow or they're venturing further afield looking for food, although they've usually got plenty stashed away in underground 'larders'.
We've even got a couple of black ones that I occasionally see in the garden, the various colours are just a question of pigment as all three (red, brown and black) are members of the same family; Sciurus Vulgaris. Greys are american intruders; Sciurus Carolinensis.
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Old 19.01.2016, 22:51
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Red or brown - the 'red' squirrels here (same family) are all brown, with tufty ears. Never seen a 'red' squirrel in CH (lots in Scotland though)


Looks pretty red to me!


Oh, and to keep up with the "weather" topic, here was the view in Basel a couple of days ago. Of course, it all melted off in a couple of hours, but it was pretty while it was coming down!

Coco's first snow
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Old 19.01.2016, 23:12
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Brown

Red



Now, decide.
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Old 19.01.2016, 23:28
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Re: Weather!

Perhaps we should start using the dread word 'ginger'?

A squirrel the colour shown in the picture above is described as a Red Squirrel, even when (like some of the ones in the woods around my house) they're black.... well, a very very dark brown with a reddish tinge.
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Old 20.01.2016, 08:20
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Be careful out there today folks. Overnight snow here, which wasn't expected and snow plough wasn't out early. Already had an accident down the road before 6.45am. Still falling so take care!
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Old 20.01.2016, 09:56
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Here not even a miligram
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Old 20.01.2016, 10:01
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Perhaps we should start using the dread word 'ginger'?

A squirrel the colour shown in the picture above is described as a Red Squirrel, even when (like some of the ones in the woods around my house) they're black.... well, a very very dark brown with a reddish tinge.
The black ones are rather cute I find. I often see those on my route to the shops ( sometimes rather flat though ).

And to please Jakub and keep it to the weather theme there is more snow here this morning.
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Old 20.01.2016, 10:51
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Re: Weather!

Once I was napping with my then-baby and had left the window open. I woke up because I felt some kind of movement - a squirrel had hopped onto my bed. I think it was a reddish one. That one I found not so cute.

Oh, and it's snowing here.
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Yes, the OH said it had turned to rain by the time he got to Yverdon this morning on his way to Lausanne. He also said that no less than 3 vehicles stuck/unable to move with cars backed up behind them between our village and the next one. Motorway was a bit better, but drivers stil going too fast for conditions and driving too close as well. Still snowing a bit here, just off to do the shovel thing.
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Old 20.01.2016, 12:14
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Here not even a miligram
I'm sure that pig (sow) you've got down by the lake will be very happy to hear that.
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