Most wildlife are pests to at least some professional, and these little thieves are no exception. Squirrels can have severe impact on nut orchards and will eat cherry blossoms and pears in fruit orchards (
Although stopping at one point to try unsuccessfully to bury the corn, the pictured animal finished off the whole cob before returning to its nest, probably to sleep. It likely scavenged it from a harvested corn field adjacent the woods.
Jackson, J. J.
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Krause, Sara. (2008). Troublesome, Non-native Squirrels Will Get Birth-control Shots. UCDavis News & Information. Retrieved November 30, 2008, from http://www.news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=8845.
Image Date: 2008NOV30
Image Species: Sciurus
(EXIF Info is accurate – stamped in UTC time).
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