Not a whoosh, not a band name. Just curious.
I have a birdfeeder in front of my house which is constantly under siege by squirrels (aka Tree Rats). I also throw birdseed on the giant snowbanks in front of my window so my cat can watch her favorite show all day. Naturally, the squirrels like this too and spend a lot of time on the top of the snowbank (incidentally, this snowbank is not the result of plowing and is very clean on top - only birds, squirrels and seeds).
In the last few days, I’ve noticed dime-sized red spots and spatters here & there on the snowbank. Before the snowfall, I noticed what appeared to be a single drip of blood on the lid of my birdseed bin on the porch. There has been no apparent killing, no fur, no feathers…just a vague sprinkling of red drops. None of the squirrels appear to be injured and the marks don’t indicate any sort of dragging/smears.
Are the squirrels in heat and leaving blood on the snowbank?
I realize they’re mammals and do go into heat but…is this the time of year? Squirrel period experts, please weigh in.