Hi, I am new here.
I love squirrels and chipmunks, etc.
I had a sad encounter today.
It appears that an adult squirrel (don't know if was male or female) bit into a baby several times and threw it out of the nest, leaving it to die.
The baby was about the size of a chipmunk, had all its hair, but eyes not opened yet.
I heard it shrieking quite a bit, then saw it on the ground.
When I looked up in the tree, there was an adult with blood on its mouth.
It was torn up (disemboweled and bitten severely on the back end)
I then, sadly... drowned it in a bucket of warm water and burried it.
I am so sad.
Could someone tell me why this happens.