In 1856 the sight of one in a tree near New Yorkâs city hall so shocked passersby that a newspaper published a report about the âunusual visitor.â.
Deciphering the Strange Behavior of Squirrels Squirrels are one of the most common animals found in urban and suburban areas, but many of their behaviors can go unnoticed.
You may have seen squirrels burying nuts, but what you may not have noticed is just how organized their stash is.
Scientists at UC Berkeley, however, spend a lot of time watching squirrels.
They found that squirrels sort their stores by food type, and exhibit complex body language, even showing signs of frustration.
In a less formal experiment, one video blogger captured squirrels' anxiety when presented with a figurine surrounded by food.
By the early 20th century, though, America began to regret the hospitality it had shown squirrels. »