Social Hierarchy in Eastern Grey Squirrels (Sciurus Carolinensis)


To further examine the social dominance in eastern gray squirrels in regard to the feeding behavior of dominant and subordinate squirrels. In this research, the dominant squirrel will be defined as the squirrel that successfully takes the nut and eats it. The subordinate squirrel will be defined as the squirrel that was unable to acquire and eat the nut. The reactions of the dominant and subordinate squirrels when given a nut in the presence of each other will be recorded on a digital camera/GoPro (whichever is accessible) and analyzed. The main objective is to observe whether the subordinate squirrel submissively gives up the nut to the dominant squirrel.


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