About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Why squirrels lie completely flat in hot weather

One obvious reason squirrels lie flat in hot weather is to cool off.  It is common in the summer to see them flaked out on a shaded tree branch, the deck or a dusty little patch of earth. The increased amount of their body’s surface area that is in contact with a cool surface reduces their body temperature.

Another reason is a lot of these squirrels are baby mommas. A little cool pressure on the chestal area after nursing a half dozen toothy babies is just the thing required to refresh a body.

Related articles:
Why Chickadees Sunbathe http://why-chickadees-sunbathe.html
Dove flaked out in the sun http://dove-flaked-out-in-sun.html
Why are Squirrels Called Squirrels?: http://bit.ly/n5x4Wf
Squirrels Like to Work for Their Food: http://bit.ly/nhAAkK 

How Many Species of Squirrels are in Michigan?: http://bit.ly/ptcjzi

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