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I did a double take today when I saw a grey squirrel carrying a dead chipmunk in its mouth. Did I see correctly? Do grey squirrels prey on chipmunks?

Most typically North American gray squirrels are herbivores, but they do rob birds nests of eggs on occasion and perhaps eat an insect or other small creature, especially in spring. They will gnaw bones for the calcium. I doubt a gray squirrel would be able to kill a chipmunk, but might have been scavenging on one already dead.

J. Elliott

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