Longtime readers of this blog know that I occasionally post about how we underestimate the vile wickedness and violence inherent in the contemporary squirrel. (See here and here and here and here and here and here).
Well, science have discovered another aspect to the clever deceptiveness of these furry rats:
Now it turns out that grey squirrels are even more devious than anyone realised.
To protect their winter food stocks from potential thieves, they put on an elaborate show of burying non-existent nuts and seeds, a study has shown.
Scientists say the fake burials are designed to confuse any rival squirrels, birds or humans who might be watching.
The level of deception has astonished animal experts who say it shows a rare form of animal cunning and intelligence.
Didn’t I tell you? They are eeeeeevil!
GOP candidate Mike Huckabee, for all his faults, may have a solution: