This little critter likes the corn I put out for the deer.
Squirrels eat nuts, leaves, roots, seeds, and other plants, as well as insects and caterpillars. Oh, yes, the above corn. And bird seed. The picture below.
How's this for standing on your head while eating?
A quick cute story. Before I started teaching, I substituted some. One day I was with this first-grade class in a second floor classroom. A huge pecan tree grew just outside the windows. The first thing the children told me that morning was they had to feed the squirrels. "Okay," I said. "Feed them."
Those little kids knew exactly what to do. They took some pecans from the teacher's desk, opened a window, and put the seed on the window ledge. It was a wide ledge and they didn't have to lean out the window, just stretch out an arm. They closed the window and we sat there and watched as this little squirrel scurried over to the ledge, snatched up a pecan and scampered up the tree to, I suppose, its hiding place.
What a fun way to start the day. We should all be as easily pleased as the young.