Rorrel, My Squirrel
Squirrels are known to communicate through a series of chirps. The frequency, and the duration of the notes communicate everything from laughter to alarm. Their frequency range is normally between .01 KHz. and 10 KHz. (kilohertz). These sounds when used in conjunction with tail gestures form the basis for squirrel communication.
Rorrel now advanced and looked directly into my eyes, assessing me top to bottom. I was a bit nervous, because I had read they can leap five to six feet into the air from ground level, what if she decides to jump on me. I stood motionless, trying to focus on Rorrel’s movement. Surprisingly I found her immune to the sound of the clicks of my camera. The little gal was getting braver.
Rorrel came closer and Grr… showed me her teeth. Those incisors grow six inches per year, but thankfully stay short due to the constant wear they receive. Few more clicks and then she got bored and left the scene.