Squirrels are really fat because of warm winters.
During this unusually warm winter, squirrels all over the world got really fat.
To survive the cold and snow-filled winters squirrels usually store fat in their bodies. Keeping warm hasn’t consumed much energy for squirrels. There has been an abundance of food.
For squirrels to survive cold, snowy winters, they need fat to store. In 2020, however, it was the warmest year on record, following an unprecedented period of heat. There hasn’t been much snow or frost. Warmth has not been a problem for squirrels. The food supply has been abundant.
A plump hoard of squirrels is quietly gathering across North America and Europe’s parks, forests and gardens.
These squirrels are fat