Where the hell are Terrierman and his little scrappers when you need them?
Late January, and the remaining fox squirrels are sure-enough survivors. Cate treed this one in a blackjack oak, but as I approached it jumped out. She almost caught it on the ground, but not quite.
The fox squirrels will be breeding soon. I'm starting to see signs of pairing up. I'd say this one is fit to pass along his or her genes.
We'll hunt this weekend, then leave them alone until May 1, when spring squirrel season opens.