Tonight I experienced something that has never happened before....My girlfriend came to stay the weekend with me and borrowed my “ pink robe” that I always wear even around eve, I put my pink robe back on to to go spend some time with eve and she immediately lunged at me and got aggressiveI panicked and got scarred since this has never happened before...We put two and two together and it was my friends “scent” on my robe that eve did NOT likeso I left the room and put on my coat that has my scent on and walked back into the room eve was perfectly fine because it was my scent that she smelled. I washed my robe brought it into the room to let eve smell it while wearing my black coat and she was fine. So here I am wearing my coat and snuggling her with my pink robe. Lesson to be learned that squirrels are very territorial and protective of their humanes
Squirrels mark their territory with scent and may actively defend that territory in direct interactions. Gray squirrels have two main scent marking tools, urine and scent glands near the mouth. They will frequently urinate as they move along travel routes and they often stop and rub their oral scent glands as well.