Not too long ago I was sitting on my back porch with my niece talking about our days and we could hear this loud squeal/screeching coming from the trees and we weren’t sure what it was until we saw a couple of squirrels came darting across the yard. Those little guys were insanely fast! The noises continued so we searched on the internet to find out why they were making these noises and it turns out there was a nest of babies somewhere in the trees. I had to tell my niece to stay away from them because in her 13 year old mind babies need her to help them…which we all know is not the case and mama squirrels can get defensive, I don’t know about you but Id rather not be attacked by a vicious squirrel.
About an hour went by and there were even more squirrels in our backyard. We’re talking probably 10-14 of them. This is odd because usually we will see one or two, nothing serious. So I was a little concerned but super curious as to why this was happening and went out to the yard to check it out. In my backyard we have a “tree line” that runs along the back side of our fence, so animals aren’t a new thing for us, it happens a lot. So I couldn’t really tell why there were so many squirrels.
I went back to my seat on the porch and told my niece I had no idea what was going on and she responded….welllll I did throw a big bag of peanut shells over by the firepit. There was the answer! Squirrels love nuts of course, so they were scavenging looking for peanuts. Kids are great, aren’t they?!