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#3262105 - 06/05/13 02:58 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: Poser]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: catman529
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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.
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#3262326 - 06/05/13 06:50 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: catman529]
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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
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#3262394 - 06/05/13 08:05 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: CountryBoy053]
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wow. strange
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#3263033 - 06/06/13 04:34 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: Poser]
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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.
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#3263955 - 06/08/13 12:36 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: Poser]
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Squirrels useally find something hard like rocks or even the asphault on the highway to grind their teeth down. Strange.
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#3263957 - 06/08/13 12:37 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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 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.
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#3264043 - 06/08/13 04:09 PM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: timberjack86]
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Never seen that before.
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#3269348 - 06/17/13 07:45 AM Re: Weird squirrel...pic [Re: RUGER]
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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.
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