SEP 10, 2019 7:14 PM PDT

All Squirrels Enjoy Nuts, and Some Shamelessly Steal Them

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard

It’s no secret that squirrels enjoy eating nuts, but a lesser known fact is that many of these cunning rodents also enjoy the thrill and easy reward of stealing nuts away from others.

While one squirrel can hide as many as 10,000 nuts every Autumn and successfully retrieve nearly 4,000 of those by memory alone, the other 6,000 are somewhere in the middle of forgotten and stolen.

Many squirrels merely sit around, and watch others bury nuts in secret places. They then retrace the original squirrel’s steps and steal many of the nuts they’ve buried. It’s dirty work, but it can be rewarding if they don’t get caught.

In this video, a spy camera captures unique footage of a fight that transpires between a squirrel hiding a nut and a nut thief. Perhaps the crook will learn to play clean next time.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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