As the snow begins to melt on a warm day, one squirrel approaches another to begin a game of chasing and tackling. Although I've seen these games preceded by slow tail flicks, I don't know precisely how squirrels communicate their desire to play.
Location: United States, South Dakota, Brookings
Image Date: 2009FEB08
Image Species: Sciurus niger rufiventer
(EXIF infomation is accurate – stamped in UTC).
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