Piggy is such a friendly little guy.
He’s about two years old now.
Here’s a short video of him eating cashews on our back fence.
I’ll never forget my first encounter with a squirrel and pizza. I was standing under a tree when something—it turned out to be a piece of pizza crust—fell on my head.
When I looked up, there was a squirrel sitting on a branch, expertly holding and eating a slice of pepperoni pizza.
I’m still disturbed by the thought of squirrels eating pepperoni sausage!
Yeah, he probably got a discarded pizza slice from the garbage.
Urban squirrels take advantage of what we throw out.
As humans throw out so much food—I’ve heard the statistic that we throw out 1/3 of the food we grow in North America!
Squirrels must think we are the ones who are crazy!
If you think it’s disgusting for squirrels to eat pepperoni: I’ve seen one of our friendliest local squirrels eat a live baby bird! We kind of looked at her a bit differently for a few days after that!
Here’s a post showing the nest the squirrel raided. It’s not the same set of hatchlings though. Birds build a nest there in the same spot every year.
(Squirrels, especially pregnant females, will occasionally eat birds eggs and hatchlings. It is part of their normal range of behaviour. )
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