Grey squirrels have been an ever present resident here in our neighborhood for as long as I can remember. My wife likes watching their antics and had me put up two feeders, which she keeps stocked with raw peanuts. It didn’t take long before our local “tree rats” discovered them.
We sit on our front porch and watch as they lift the feeder’s lid, reach inside and grab one of the nuts and either eat it right away or carry it to a more private location. They’re very protective of their food source and will chase off other squirrels who try to pilfer from them. Sometimes the squabble gets pretty physical.
Makes me wonder how they can remember where they put them all.