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    Default Balding yard squirrel

    One of our yard squirrels seems to be losing fur. Noticed it a couple weeks ago near the hind legs, now has spreaded across whole back. Trying to post pic. Any idea what this is?
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    Default Re: Balding yard squirrel

    I wonder if this is molting. Check out this thread, it might be of interest to you: https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...hlight=molting

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    Default Re: Balding yard squirrel

    Looks like molt to me, I'm seeing the same here with my wilds.
    They are all molting to the grey winter coat, a lot of mine look
    like they are wearing chaps.
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    Default Re: Balding yard squirrel

    Yes, long hair pants is what I call it, or butt tuffs.

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    Default Re: Balding yard squirrel

    Cool, thanks for the replies, was worried for our yard buddy but feel better that itís probably normal molting.

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    Default Re: Balding yard squirrel

    Butt tuffs...
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    Default Re: Balding yard squirrel

    I think Cava is right; and unlike my hair, this beautiful wild's will come back.

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