Tndeer Logo

Page all of 2 12>
Topic Options
#3261922 - 06/05/13 10:24 AM Weird squirrel...pic
catman529
spiderboy
16 Point


Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17477
Loc: Franklin TN

Offline
Yesterday I shot a squirrel in the back of the right lower jaw and he crawled under a big brush pile and I could not get him out. Today I was standing behind the house looking and listening and then here came a squirrel hobbling towards me from the neighbors yard. He was not acting right and I put a couple shots in him and killed him. I found the old wound from the day before an even more strange his top front teeth. One was broken off at the base and the other had grown all the way in and was touching the roof of its mouth. I was not sure if the squirrel had gotten infected or something so I saved the tail and ditched the carcass.

_________________________
>>>------------------>

Top
#3261934 - 06/05/13 10:38 AM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: catman529]
easy45
Non-Typical


Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 30340
Loc: Chester County

Offline
That is weird
_________________________
Work to live, Live to hunt

Top
#3261947 - 06/05/13 10:57 AM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: catman529]
Beekeeper
Good ol' Boys "Team Buckcreek"
16 Point


Registered: 08/26/09
Posts: 12230
Loc: McMinn Co. Tennessee

Offline
_________________________
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)




Top
#3261997 - 06/05/13 12:11 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: Beekeeper]
ImThere
10 Point


Registered: 08/24/06
Posts: 3125
Loc: Lewisburg, Tn

Offline
Euro mount that baby!
_________________________
Prancerciser!
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3262033 - 06/05/13 01:11 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: ImThere]
mike243
16 Point


Registered: 09/06/06
Posts: 12197
Loc: east tn

Offline
 Originally Posted By: ImThere
Euro mount that baby!
x2
_________________________
prayers sent for our friends in need every day

Top
#3262034 - 06/05/13 01:13 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: mike243]
mike243
16 Point


Registered: 09/06/06
Posts: 12197
Loc: east tn

Offline
been getting fed & not cutting enuf hickorys lol
_________________________
prayers sent for our friends in need every day

Top
#3262086 - 06/05/13 02:28 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: mike243]
catman529
spiderboy
16 Point


Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17477
Loc: Franklin TN

Offline
Heck I might do a euro just for kicks and giggles but its jaw is broken by a BB. Guess the critters will have a feast instead.
_________________________
>>>------------------>

Top
#3262091 - 06/05/13 02:31 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: catman529]
Poser
Mud Dauber
16 Point


Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 13436
Loc: Tennessee

Offline
I wonder if he found a year round primary food source was something really soft and didn't wear his teeth down?
_________________________
It doesn't have to be fun to be fun.

Wild & crazy, can't be stopped. Only the strong will survive.

Keep your knife sharp and your skillet greasy.

http://www.GoCarnivore.com

Top
#3262096 - 06/05/13 02:35 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: Poser]
catman529
spiderboy
16 Point


Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17477
Loc: Franklin TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Poser
I wonder if he found a year round primary food source was something really soft and didn't wear his teeth down?
if that were the case I would wonder why I didn't kill other squirrels that looked like that. I kill em fairly often in my yard. Also a squirrel will chew on a lot of things just to wear their teeth down so I doubt food source would affect it.
_________________________
>>>------------------>

Top
#3262101 - 06/05/13 02:42 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: catman529]
Poser
Mud Dauber
16 Point


Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 13436
Loc: Tennessee

Offline
 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Poser
I wonder if he found a year round primary food source was something really soft and didn't wear his teeth down?
if that were the case I would wonder why I didn't kill other squirrels that looked like that. I kill em fairly often in my yard. Also a squirrel will chew on a lot of things just to wear their teeth down so I doubt food source would affect it.


True.... Maybe it grew while he was Hibernating..... who knows? How was he eating in the first place?
_________________________
It doesn't have to be fun to be fun.

Wild & crazy, can't be stopped. Only the strong will survive.

Keep your knife sharp and your skillet greasy.

http://www.GoCarnivore.com

Top
#3262105 - 06/05/13 02:58 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: Poser]
catman529
spiderboy
16 Point


Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17477
Loc: Franklin TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Poser
I wonder if he found a year round primary food source was something really soft and didn't wear his teeth down?
if that were the case I would wonder why I didn't kill other squirrels that looked like that. I kill em fairly often in my yard. Also a squirrel will chew on a lot of things just to wear their teeth down so I doubt food source would affect it.


True.... Maybe it grew while he was Hibernating..... who knows? How was he eating in the first place?
I'm sure he was eating, just probably wasn't chewing too well. He acted fine yesterday when I shot him and today was acting funny because of the wound.
_________________________
>>>------------------>

Top
#3262326 - 06/05/13 06:50 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: catman529]
CountryBoy053
8 Point


Registered: 04/16/11
Posts: 1276
Loc: Blount Co., TN

Offline
I've heard before of rabbits that get some sort of disease will quit nawing on stuff to file their teeth down and they curl back like that, eventually killing it.

Maybe the same goes for that squirrel. So good call on tossing the meat
_________________________
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice

Top
#3262394 - 06/05/13 08:05 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: CountryBoy053]
redblood
16 Point


Registered: 01/22/06
Posts: 15277
Loc: Lewisburg

Offline
wow. strange
_________________________
"I will predator hunt for food "

Top
#3263033 - 06/06/13 04:34 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: Poser]
Diehard Hunter
CRAMP
12 Point


Registered: 08/01/08
Posts: 6961
Loc: East Tennessee

Offline
His teeth did not match up, so he had no way to wear them down. It would have killed him eventually. The tooth would have grown through the roof of his mouth and into his brain if he didn't starve to death or die of infection first. It is not uncommon for this to happen in any rodent if they have damaged the lower jaw. Not only do they wear them down gnawing, they wear them down as they rub against each other. Grinding your teeth is bad, but for squirrels, grinding their teeth is good.
_________________________
The recreational value of a game animal is inverse to the artificiality of its origin and the intensiveness of the management system that produced it. Aldo Leopold


Top
#3263955 - 06/08/13 12:36 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: Poser]
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 8232
Loc: Grundy county

Offline
Squirrels useally find something hard like rocks or even the asphault on the highway to grind their teeth down. Strange.
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3263957 - 06/08/13 12:37 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: Diehard Hunter]
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 8232
Loc: Grundy county

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Diehard Hunter
His teeth did not match up, so he had no way to wear them down. It would have killed him eventually. The tooth would have grown through the roof of his mouth and into his brain if he didn't starve to death or die of infection first. It is not uncommon for this to happen in any rodent if they have damaged the lower jaw. Not only do they wear them down gnawing, they wear them down as they rub against each other. Grinding your teeth is bad, but for squirrels, grinding their teeth is good.
Just saw this post. Makes perfect sense.
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3264043 - 06/08/13 04:09 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: timberjack86]
RUGER Administrator
Bambi Killa
Non-Typical


Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4106357
Loc: TN

Offline
Never seen that before.
_________________________
Youth is wasted on the young.

Top
#3269348 - 06/17/13 07:45 AM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: RUGER]
Mud Creek
4 Point


Registered: 05/17/13
Posts: 222
Loc: Mid TN

Offline
Man that's crazy!!! Atleast you got one! I aint havin the luck Ive had in the past may have to find a few new spots.
Top
Page all of 2 12>


Moderator:  RUGER, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Cuttin Caller, Bobby G, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4106357
RUGER
88177
Deer Assassin
65979
BSK
61831
Crappie Luck
51392
spitndrum
Newest Members
PGIC, jmccormick24, emtp, Hozzie, crushing
13529 Registered Users
Who's Online
99 registered (darn2ten, saddleman1, monsterbuck07, southpaw14, Bodine270, kc4sox, 12 invisible) and 233 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13529 Members
42 Forums
98995 Topics
1163665 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
November
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.068 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.