3 PREPARE FOR WINTER.
This month, critters across the country are scrambling to get ready for the fourth season. Nature is all about give and take, so no surprise these industrious animals want to get in on the gig economy.
★ Red Squirrel Will bury anything for pine cones. No questions asked! Quick worker. Very discreet. Contact me: 4.4-mile John Pond Trail, Adirondack Park, NY
★ Grizzly Bear Single mom looking for some extra fat for the winter. Good at digging dens, lifting heavy objects, and scaring people. Free quotes upon request, just leave my cubs out of it. Contact me: 6.2-mile Pelican Valley Trail, Yellowstone National Park, WY
★ Beaver I offer pro tree removal services, with a clean job guaranteed. I’m a perfectionist—all I ask for in return is that I get to keep the branches for a personal construction project. Contact me: 10-mile Chapel Loop, Beaver Basin Wilderness, MI
★ Pika I’m in a hoarding phase and looking to score some tall grasses. I run really, really fast, and I’m a great lookout if you need a scout, no judgment. Contact me: 6.8-mile Thunder Lake Trail, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
★ Great Basin Rattlesnake Seeking 30 roommates for the winter. There are already 107 of us, but we’re looking for a few more bodies to add some warmth to the den. Chill vibes only—we mostly sleep. Contact me: 12-mile Baker Lake Trail, Great Basin National Park, NV
★ Bison I’m moving on to greener pastures, and I need to stock up for the journey. Will plow snow from your driveway this winter in return for grass (OBO). Contact me: 20-mile Mary Mountain Trail, Yellowstone National Park, WY