Back in the 80’s, the Care Bears taught us that “Sharing is Caring.” However, there’s a reason there wasn’t a squirrel among the Care Bear cousins, and that’s because squirrels are notoriously selfish creatures. They will fight each other over self-proclaimed territory… they will tear into each other over humping rights to a squirrel girl (Without even checking to see what she thinks of either of them first!)… heck, they would probably even claw and scratch at each other over some stupid toy at a Black Friday sale.
And of course, given how greedy they can act in the presence of food… you can often see displays like the one above anytime there is food involved. I will often notice when multiple squirrels are trying to eat from my corncob feeder at the same time, there will usually be a dominant critter who will chase off any intruders who dare to steal so much as a kernel off of their precious bounty. This leads to many childish alterations like the yin-yangish tussle I captured here for this week’s Saturday Squirrel.
Play nice, kids! There’s plenty for everybody!
Have a great weekend, everyone!