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Snack Time

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“Folks, I’ve been working really hard from first light to last, collecting hazelnuts and hiding them for later. I hope you won’t mind if I take time to have a snack. Gotta keep up my strength.”

“Watch me in this video. See how fast I twirl this hazelnut around so I can eat it evenly on all sides. Kind of the way Anneli eats an ice cream cone, except she can’t go as fast as I can. Also, she doesn’t use her teeth, but I need to use mine to cut away the nutshell when it gets in the way.

And by the way, Anneli says to say she’s sorry she fumbled the camera partway through. Doesn’t show me at my best, but she tries.”

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36 thoughts on “Snack Time

  1. Sweet shots and video. Nothing goes to waste with this little guy.

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  2. Such a cute little poser.

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    • I think so too. I only worry that they’re so used to us that they won’t beware of our dog. I’m constantly watching to make sure the dog is not near the squirrels but just now they are going long distances on the ground to bury the hazelnuts and it worries me. Just have to hope it works out okay.

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  3. He is sooo cute! I love how he spins the nut and shaves it, and that tiny jaw is moving so fast! It sounds very peaceful at your home, Anneli. ❤️

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  4. This squirrel are so happy and eating.

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  5. This video clip is outstanding. I had to laugh about how fast that little guy chews around the nuts. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Thanks for the video, Anneli! He’s such a cutie and his nut-consuming abilities are astounding! It’s great that they have such a good food supply.

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  7. Ohhh, das ist zuckersüüüsss. Ein flinkes Hörnchen beim Nüsse futtern 🤗😍😂

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  8. Those cute little hands around the huge hazelnut is adorable.

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    • Isn’t it funny how we gravitate towards any features that are like humans? Mammals cuddling their babies, animals that use hands (fingers) like we do…. But yes, I think it adds to the cuteness factor.

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  9. You did a great job capturing the squirrel’s delicate manner of eating a nut. Great video, Anneli!

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  10. Cute. The squirrels are going crazy out there right now. They’re everywhere and it’s driving my dog nuts. No pun intended. 😉

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    • I love to see them – at least, the red squirrels. I don’t care so much for the gray squirrels (which also come in black). They’re hard on everything, especially hard on the red squirrel population. But yes, it’s the season for planning and saving for a hard winter. That goes for people as well as animals.

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  11. What a beautiful photo with all those warm autumn colors. And a cool video. I’ve never seen squirrels twirl a nut as they eat. Like an ice cream cone. Lol. A fun post, Anneli.

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  12. She does more than try! haha I am also nutty for nuts, so I can relate.

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  13. I love your squirrel(s) and I can’t help it. I love squirrels. They are so cute! And industrious. And they sure do enjoy their food. FUN great video. xox

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  14. Not often I find myself feeling like a fly on the wall. Thanks Anneli, the squirrel never saw me.

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  15. All this wildlife snacking on hazelnuts has no idea how useful it is to mammal surveyors, at least on this side of the pond. It’s always a treat to find a hazelnut that’s been opened by a dormouse but squirrels are certainly big fans too. Cute video!

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  16. He is adorable! Our barn is suddenly filled with walnuts from squirrels.

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