Squirrel Chooses Man’s Truck as Its Favorite Stocking Place for Thousands of WalnutsOnce every two years, Bill Fischer’s truck is always filled with yellow-husked black walnuts. A red squirrel is to be blamed for this hoarding of walnuts as it prepares its food supplies for the colder months.Studies show that red squirrels choose different hiding places for each kind of food to maximize retrieval and minimize losses. In this case, Fischer’s truck was chosen for the squirrel’s walnuts, and it is very consistent even if the truck was parked farther from the walnut tree.“The squirrel set a record,” Fischer said. “Most I’ve ever pulled out was four or five six-gallon buckets. This year [2021] was seven.”It might be a hassle for Fischer, but he said to The Washington Post, “With all the time taking the fenders off, what can you do but still laugh? Life is too short not to laugh about it.”#squirrel #redsquirrel #walnut #truck
Top 25 Animal Photos of CEWE Photo Awards 2021With over 606,000 photos from 170 countries submitted, the CEWE Photo Award 2021 is the biggest photo competition in the world. This year's competition motto of "Our world is beautiful," is brought to life by the winning photos in 10 categories.We're mesmerized by the shortlisted photos in the Animal category (of course, this is Supa Fluffy after all).The category winner, a herd of elephant titled "Der Clan kuschelt" or "The clan cuddles" by German photographer Josef Schwarz is shown above. The photo shows a clan of elephant huddling together, with the smallest elephants protected in the middle of the group.Take a look below at the rest of the shortlisted photos in the Animal category of the CEWE Photo Award 2021.#CEWEPhotoAward2021 #photography #AnimalPhotography #elephant