Hawthorn Berries And Squirrels Eat – My dog and I, walking in the Sleepers, saw a squirrel up in a hawthorn tree, apparently quite far from the tree. The squirrel saw us and was turned off.
“What are you doing there?” I asked but as we got closer I could see that the only reason the squirrel was where it was, perched awkwardly between the highest branches of the hawthorn, was because of the hawthorn’s bright red berries. I asked Google if gray squirrels eat hawthorn berries and Google said red squirrels do but gray squirrels don’t. I couldn’t believe it.
Hawthorn Berries And Squirrels Eat
The next day, I took binoculars and watched a gray squirrel eating fruit on top of a tree. The thin branches bearing fruit bent under his weight but the reward was worth the risk.
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The squirrel saw us a long way off and bolted to his home tree, waddling through the grass with his tail stiff and my dog in pursuit. The dog, unsuccessful but happy, ran back down the clear path that he wore between the oak tree that was the home of the squirrel and the crab: the squirrel had been a regular visitor for some time.
The next time I passed Ogona with my dog, there was no squirrel in the hawthorn but there were many small berries on its upper branches.