Behaviors - Resting Upright Resting -In the upright...

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Resting Upright Resting -In the upright position, the squirrel is standing straight up on its back legs with its paws pulled close to its body, its ears perked up, and its tail either curled over its back or flat on the ground Alert Resting -The squirrel can be found with its back legs under it, its forelegs at a 45 degree angle to its torso and spread wide in front of it, its head extended up and out, and its ears perked up. Its tail is flat on the surface it is resting on. Tree Resting -This type of resting is characterized by the squirrel facing down the tree trunk with its tail flat and the tip curled over or under. Its ears are perked up, its head is up, and its legs are spread out to the four corners of its body. Branch Resting - In branch resting, the squirrel is usually sitting near the edge of the branch with its four limbs grabbing the branch. Usually, one paw would be brought up and curled near the squirrel’s torso. Its tail is curled over its back. Default Resting - In its default, or normal, resting position, the squirrel sits on its two back legs and one foreleg, with the second paw brought up towards its body and slightly curled. Its tail is curled onto its back.
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Locomotion Hopping - When hopping, the squirrel pushes off the ground with its back legs and moves with short, loping jumps. The squirrel moves in quick, consecutive jumps with little to no pause between hops. Its tail is usually straight
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 100 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina Upstate.

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