During a recent email thread, a friend and I were comparing our local squirrels. She put forth that her Chicago squirrels did not eat popcorn, to which I expressed my disbelief. I couldn’t imagine a squirrel turning their nose up at it. I said I would have to test that theory.
I’ll be curious whether yours will eat it. Maybe the consistency of popcorn is too close to foam packaging peanuts, and my squirrels know not to eat foam peanuts based on prior unfortunate digestive disturbances? Dunno…
Maybe that hippie organic crap stuff you try to pass off as popcorn is the problem I say! Give them good old-fashioned regular popcorn and see what happens. I did! First, start with some plain old microwave popcorn:
Ensure it is nuked properly, and not burned:
Leave some out with the usual offering of almonds and townhouse mini-club crackers before bed:
The verdict? My squirrels are not food snobs. All three foods demolished by 9AM. Victory!
(I called this a Thesis because said friend is an academic, and figured it would resonate better.)