Reported Rise in Theft of Acorn Stashes

Suspicious looking squirrel holding a nut

Have you seen this squirrel?

There has been a rise of acorn theft within the Grey Squirrel community, as reported by our guest reporter, Matilda the Squirrel. 

Apparently nut theft is common this time of year. Matilda recommends that all squirrels stay cautious and engage in commonly practiced anti-theft tactics such as digging fake holes and pretending to put nuts in them, to trick thieves.

While this news does not directly relate to our bird community, it’s worth noting that a hungry squirrel may eat bird eggs in spring. Matilda requests that we report any nut theft sightings.

Illustration: © Fiona Carswell, 2021.