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    Default Do Squirrels Eat Roaches?

    Spotted this guy munching on a cockroach. He seemed to be enjoying it.


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    is that a roach? doesnt look like one from this angle

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    I dun tink that is a roach...or maybe i was wrong...

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    I can confirm it is/was. The brown bit you see is the top. The squirrel was eaiting it from underneath. I guess that's where all the soft bits are.

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    now you spoiled all my appetite. cant imagine a cute critter munching on a roach..

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    Quote Originally Posted by blimmer
    now you spoiled all my appetite. cant imagine a cute critter munching on a roach..
    Its still quite cutelah whatever it is that it lives on.

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    would you still feed it upclose after knowing there are remnants of a roach on its paws and mouth? i used to visit chinese gardens frequently to watch these critters now i'm not that sure

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    cute or not cute, it's a jungle out dere.. u nid to feed on wateva dat is available in order to survive. =)
    neways, cute fellow u gt dere..

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    Quote Originally Posted by blimmer
    would you still feed it upclose after knowing there are remnants of a roach on its paws and mouth? i used to visit chinese gardens frequently to watch these critters now i'm not that sure
    Haahaa. I still would. Cockroach only wat.. Chinese Medicine also use cockroach. BTW, what do you feed them with? Is the public allowed to feed these guys? I'm interested.. maybe can get some closeups.

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    Most squirrel species are omnivorous, that's why they are well adapted to living in or near cities. Some species will happily feed on insects and birds' eggs.

    Wild squirrels may be carriers of rabies, so try not to feed them to avoid getting bitten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zooish
    Most squirrel species are omnivorous, that's why they are well adapted to living in or near cities. Some species will happily feed on insects and birds' eggs.

    Wild squirrels may be carriers of rabies, so try not to feed them to avoid getting bitten.
    lol my old office surrounding is full of squirrels... there was one incident whereby the stupid one sneak into the camera equipment storage room and died there from hunger... and have no idea where it hide itself until it died... really stink the whole room. & the cameras when put close to your face can smell of squirrel DBO (dead body odor)

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    Default Re: Do Squirrels Eat Roaches?

    Quote Originally Posted by seankyh
    I can confirm it is/was. The brown bit you see is the top. The squirrel was eaiting it from underneath. I guess that's where all the soft bits are.
    How can you confirm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediForce4ever
    How can you confirm?
    Errr.. I saw it with my own eyes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seankyh
    Haahaa. I still would. Cockroach only wat.. Chinese Medicine also use cockroach. BTW, what do you feed them with? Is the public allowed to feed these guys? I'm interested.. maybe can get some closeups.
    no, pm me for details. we can meet up at CG or BG if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zooish
    Most squirrel species are omnivorous, that's why they are well adapted to living in or near cities. Some species will happily feed on insects and birds' eggs.

    Wild squirrels may be carriers of rabies, so try not to feed them to avoid getting bitten.
    no they wont feed of your hands, i wouldnt risk my fingers as nuts either
    the closest i got to them was about less than a meter away, enough for some real closeups

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    Default Re: Do Squirrels Eat Roaches?

    But a cockroach dosent look that big leh...

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    Default Re: Do Squirrels Eat Roaches?

    Quote Originally Posted by JediForce4ever
    But a cockroach dosent look that big leh...
    Maybe the squirrel that is small? I think we can't really know how big is the size of the cockroach or the squirrel, since there's nothing to compare it to in the photo.

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    Default Re: Do Squirrels Eat Roaches?

    Quote Originally Posted by seankyh
    Spotted this guy munching on a cockroach. He seemed to be enjoying it.

    Look like flower to me. See the end part of the object, most cockroach wings are not that colourful. I even see stray cat eat lizard & cockroach too if they are very hungry.
    Last edited by rayblade; 6th March 2006 at 01:26 AM.

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    Default Re: Do Squirrels Eat Roaches?

    I don't think its a roach.. but nice pic..

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    Looks more like some thing else then a roach.. But it's a nice pic.. ^^//

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