You’d think there would be more food in the country, but some wildlife have become experts at gathering up food and feasting in the city. It’s safe to say that the Eastern Grey Squirrel is one of them. During the warmer months, these squirrels will munch on the buds of maple trees, maple and elm seeds and berries. In autumn, they’ll chow down on nuts and seeds like acorns, walnuts, pine seeds and beechnuts. These small mammals can eat up to 130 grams of food in a single day!
What they don’t eat, they bury to make sure they’ve got a stash of goodies to help them stay nice and plump through the winter. If you’ve ever wondered how these squirrels can remember where they put all those nuts and seeds when the cold weather rolls around, the honest answer is — they don’t! They use their keen sense of smell to find their stash under all that snow.