While playfully chasing, one squirrel catches the other around the midsection in a characteristic copulary position. Perhaps such sexual play increases the chance of successful mating when these animals become older.
Location: United States, South Dakota, Brookings
Image Date: 2009FEB08
Image Species: Sciurus niger rufiventer
(EXIF infomation is accurate – stamped in UTC).
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