Red Squirrel Restaurant

When I am out walking in the woods, I occasionally encounter a great mass of something on the forest floor.

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Here we see it a bit closer.

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These are the remnants of spruce cones.

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They have been taken apart carefully by Red Squirrels. Sometimes you see a work in progress.

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Here are the  Before Red Squirrel \ After Red Squirrel cones.

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The squirrels find and eat the seeds within.

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Here is a closer look.

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Human beings do something similar with artichokes.

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It seems that, after a hearty meal, the squirrel can enter one of these burrows for a nap.

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There is another restaurant near by. The Red Squirrel can munch away on top and keep an eye out from predators.

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Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel

Miles Hearn

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