Question for squirrel people

Submitted by Mike Slover on 07/20/2004 at 14:25. ( jray@mychoice.net ) 68.216.129.115

I am doing a o/m squirrel with a nut in his mouth.How does the nut sit in his mouth, between the teeth or what?Also does anyone have a good close-up picture of this?Thanks,Mike

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Well...

This response submitted by Adam on 07/20/2004 at 14:57. ( amctaxidermy@yahoo.com ) 24.159.7.34

..It can either go between or behind the teeth. The few I've mounted with nuts in the mouth, I used smaller sized nuts so they fit in without looking rediculous. Hickory and Hazelnuts work best because they fit well behind the teeth.

Now if you want pictures, I am SURE you can find one at www.scarysquirrel.org

That website has literally thousands of great pictures of all different types of squirrels, many of them are GREAT reference!

-A


squirrel holding nut

This response submitted by las on 07/20/2004 at 15:08. ( ) 142.165.183.104

Doesn't the squirrel hold the nut with front paws..!


Tough to eat them if all they do is hold them, las

This response submitted by George on 07/20/2004 at 17:34. ( georoof@aol.com ) 205.188.116.72

Squirrels often carry several nuts in their mouth at once, but as Adam said, walnuts wouldn't be a good choice for a mount. And I've seen them carrying ears of corn in their mouths where it looked as if the jaw HAD to be dislocated.


They "pick" food with their mouths...

This response submitted by melli on 07/20/2004 at 23:20. ( ) 66.66.1.216

...I was watching a squirrel eating berries. It would pick the berry with it's mouth, transfer it to it's front paws, then eat the berry.


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