On an average day, the female red squirrel has 8 or 9 mates, according to researcher Jeffrey Lane, who was interviewed in an article for The Edmonton Journal.
The makes the little randy red “among the most promiscuous of animals,” the article said.
Just how open-minded are these squirrels? Very, Lane said.
“Nothing is too taboo for the busy female red squirrel, who will even mate with relatives as close as brother and father.”