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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 07:58 am:

Dennis Kemper must have 20/20 vision to have spotted today's Pasty Cam critter way up in that tree. Unless of course, the little guy was chattering away up there, giving his location away. Then Dennis snapped a couple shots of a squirrel on the ground. Could be the same Copper Country Critter he spotted in the tree or maybe a couple of his friends. Either way, they sure are busy little creatures running all over to find their winter food. I wonder, do most squirrels make their winter nests on the ground somewhere or in a hole in the trees?

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 08:17 am:

cute little bugger!

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 09:43 am:

As a kid we had a squirrel that lived in our house for, four (4) years. We got it from someone who found it on the ground at a park. It must have fell out of the nest. Guess the person who found it knew we would take care of it because we had lots of animals when we were kids. Lived in the closet of my brothers' bedroom inside a sheep skin, lined coat.

By Dennis Kemper (Denkem) on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 10:28 am:

These particular squirrels were digging tunnels in the snow around the area. Really fun to watch darting in and out of them. Thanks for posting them.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 11:43 am:

He knew he hid an acorn around there somewhere. Was hoping enough snow melted to find it.

By Greta Jones (Urbanescapees) on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 12:06 pm:

These critters are so much fun to watch. And they're out in any weather - their furry coat must be very warm. Thanks Mary and Dennis.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 02:07 pm:

I don't know whether red squirrels do holes in the ground---there was one that tried to get into our attic once. I know that some squirrels (gray or fox, I forget which) make nests of dead leaves up in the trees. If you've ever seen a clump of leaves in an otherwise bare tree, that's what it was.

By Cathy McKenzie (Ahmeekpeddler) on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 02:29 pm:

The link below is for a live webcam set up in a bears (name is Lily) den in Ely, MN. She is expected to have her babies soon. It appears that she may be in labor now. Sometimes she blocks our view but always adjusts at some point so we can see inside the den. It will really be fun to watch once the cubs arrive. I find this quite exciting and hope you do as well. Enjoy!!


By Deb L. (Lakegirl) on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 03:52 pm:

Hello, was watching Lily the Bear, she is really moving around today. I have been keeping on eye on her on and off for the last week and this is the most active I have seen her!! I'm getting really excited. It is really nice to be able to view such a great animal without disturbing them. Last year we had a mama bear, a yearling, and two cubs in our yard. Created a bit of excitement in the neighborhood. The dogs were besides themselves with excitement. They are a great joy to watch, they can be very silly. (Outside the Duluth/Superior area)

By sometimesyooper (Nancyd) on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 04:56 pm:

I've added the bear website to my favorites. How exciting! Here in Colorado, we have lots of bears but there is not a den with a camera in it, that I know of. I hope I get to see the babies, when they come!

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 05:20 pm:

Sat and watched the 3 fawns eating for half an hour today at the Lake Erie Metropark. As I was leaving they casually walked into the bullrushes where I am sure it is a lot warmer. Cold here but no snow to speak of.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 10:36 pm:

does anybody remember the website for the eaglcam
? They are suppose to have more eagles in the nest. THANK YOU.

By tim larsen (Starrnote) on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:18 pm:

Looks like Lily has two cubs! The webcam will not load up to live action but you can see them clearly. Cool website!

By tim larsen (Starrnote) on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:27 pm:

OOPS! Could be three!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 04:11 pm:

tim larsen (Starrnote):
"Looks like Lily has two cubs!
…OOPS! Could be three! "

That fixed image has been showing cubs for quite some time, they must be some other bear's cubs. There was no sign of cubs on the live image yesterday.

The live image is having difficulty loading, probably due to the large number of folks trying to view it.

'Tis strange the accompanying text hasn't been updated since yesterday afternoon!?

But Lily has indeed given birth! If you missed the event, you can find a link to the official YouTube video in this article from The examiner.com: Click → She did it! Lily the Black Bear gives birth to first cub live on Internet.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 06:39 pm:

We were watching it this morning and we had to leave to go do something and obviously missed it. She was pretty active this morning and we had to leave. ;O( and missed it.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 06:41 pm:

OH YEAH!! 'Thank You' FRNash for posting the sight to see it.

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