Day 259: Squirrels

“Squirrels are extremely intelligent creatures. They are known to put on elaborate bogus food burying displays to deceive onlookers. The fake burials are to trick potential thieves, such as other squirrels or birds, into thinking that they have stored their food stock there. Any observers planning on taking the stash will then focus on the bogus burial site, allowing the squirrel to bury the real stash elsewhere safely. Tree-dwelling squirrels such as the grey squirrel build dreys (similar to bird’s nests) made of twigs high in trees. They are about the size of a football and are lined with grass, bark, moss and feathers for added comfort and insulation.” To read more click here

11 thoughts on “Day 259: Squirrels

  1. Your picture of him is so cute! I never knew about elaborate bogus food burying displays, that that has an intentional purpose. But that does account for them scattering their treasure all over the place. Another teaching time from you!

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