As I went to refill my squirrel corn feeder this past Sunday morning, the spiral container the corncob hangs in decided to come apart from the rest of the contraption. Since it was snowing and about 5 degrees outside at the time, I didn’t make any effort to see if it could be put back together or had broken for good… but I did leave the corncob lying in the empty birdbath so my squirrels still wouldn’t starve due to inferior engineering.
Once it reached a somewhat more manageable temperature for man and beast, the hungry critters emerged to find their usual feeding trough had disappeared. But their noses led them to where I left the treat, and it was promptly deposited onto the ground where it was consumed down to the last kernel.
Unlike picky, germophobe humans, squirrels have no issue with eating food that has fallen on the floor. When you frequently scavenge morsels from the ground and even bury them beneath the earth for a future snack… the five second rule has little use for you. The Nest would like to salute these eco-friendly Saturday Squirrels for never letting their dinner go to waste. Everyone knows there are starving squirrels in China who would love to have that dirty corn…
Have a great weekend everyone!