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I have heard of this before but never actually seen it. My daughter had killed a grey squirrel that had been cut if you know what I mean. I heard that an old boar squirrel would do this. Ant one ever seen this before. Just wondering
 

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I've killed probabaly 30 or 40 males squirrels this year and at least 10 of 'em were "cut". I always thought it was the momma squirrel that did that while they were babies when the population was over its carrying capacity...
 

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I don't know about squirrels but when I was a kid I would trap rabbits in a rabbit gum and put them in a cage. The bucks would fight and more than one got cut by another male. Maybe squirrels do the same. I have seen cut male squirrels quite often and have heard all the tales about how and why.
 

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Ok...I'm a little lost :confused: I've never heard any stories like these...very interesting stuff.

I think I know what y'all are talking about but I'm not sure. Can someone please clarify what "cut" means.
 

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Ok...I'm a little lost :confused: I've never heard any stories like these...very interesting stuff.

I think I know what y'all are talking about but I'm not sure. Can someone please clarify what "cut" means.
neutered, castrated, or if that ain't plain enough ''had their family jewels taken '':eek:
 

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If you really want to know :eek:, After the mating season, the testicles of the male squirrels shrink in size from seven grams to one gram and retract their testicles into their abdominal cavity when it's not breeding season so they look like they have been castrated. This is the genesis of the myth that the more aggressive red squirrels castrate the more prolific gray squirrels.
 
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