We’re Going Nuts for Squirrel Month!

Written by The Ready Store

You probably already knew this, but October is International Squirrel Awareness Month!

According to the International Squirrel Lover’s Club, October is a time to raise awareness of the cute fury animal. So, check out this graphic below to see many little-known facts about squirrels!

Have a great Squirrel month and we’ll celebrate again on Squirrel Day – Jan 19th!

Let's go nuts for National Squirrel Month

Updated October 12, 2012

8 Comments

  1. JeannieC wrote:

    See graphic to see many facts about squirrels. Interesting. Not ONE “fact” about a squirrel.

    October 14th, 2012 at 9:59 pm
  2. poggie wrote:

    Cook a pair of squirrels by parboiling 50 minutes…they frying pan to brown the outside. A can of mushroom soup and slow cook another hour. Simply delicious. Plenty of gravy for your garden grown potatoes. Cost… two .22 cal. rounds and a can of mushroom soup from your storage. The skinning is a ‘trick’.

    October 20th, 2012 at 6:47 am
  3. East Tenn wrote:

    I thought black walnuts were also native to North America. We also have wild hazel nuts are they also not native?

    October 20th, 2012 at 11:45 am
  4. BR wrote:

    Southern all my life and I have never heard anyone say “Gawn Pecawn”

    October 20th, 2012 at 10:34 pm
  5. Rooinek wrote:

    Sorry folks, squirrels maybe cute but they are very destructive. Example: I have a very prolific peach tree but I have yet to harvest more that three peaches in any one year. The local squirrels take one bite when they are green and throw them down – wasted. They dig up my wife’s flowers, dig holes in the lawn and scatter their fleas whenever the scratch. Nasty wicked pests. I’d shoot them all if it were allowed in town. I’ve tried trapping them but they learned how to take the bait while holding the trap door open.
    I won’t use poison on them – too destructive to other species. I do encourage the local feral cat with occasional scraps of meat and that helps a little but not enough. I certainly will not swerve in the road to avoid them.

    October 22nd, 2012 at 11:01 am
  6. Big Ron wrote:

    I have a peach,2-apples and a pear in my back yard and haven’t had any fruit in years. Last year I went air and the population is five less. If I can’t have the fruit I can eat the reason. Skinning is much easer with two people, and I like pepper gravey on mine.

    March 11th, 2013 at 8:03 am
  7. NameSouthern Boy wrote:

    Peanuts are actually a legume and are in the pea family. They grow under ground and are not a nut.

    October 19th, 2013 at 8:21 am
  8. mike mcdaniel wrote:

    I PARK MY TRUCK IN MY DRIVEWAY UNDER AN OAK TREE WHICH HAS AN ABUNDANCE OF ACORNS . I NOTICED THAT THE FURRY CREATURES WERE GATHERING THEIR NUTS FOR THE WINTER, HOW CUTE.A LOT OF THE NUTS HAD FALLING IN THE BED OF THE TRUCK. ONE DAY I NOTICED SEVERAL JUMPING INTO THE BED.I HAD TO DRIVE TO THE STORE THE NEXT DAY WHEN I TRIED TO GET IN TWO SQUIRRELS JUMPED OUT OF THE BED BARKING AND WHIPPING THEIR TAILS IN THE AIR. AS LITTLE AS I KNEW THESE SMART LITTLE RASCALS WERE ANGRY AND UP TO NO GOOD. UPON CHECKING UP ON THIS MYSTERY I LOOKED AT THE BACK OF THE TRUCK TO ONLY DISCOVER THE ACORNS WERE STORED IN TWO LARGE HOLES IN THE BED LINER AT THE WHEEL WELLS OF MY TRUCK.WHAT CAN I SAY YOUR LOGO SAYS IT ALL. WAS THERE ANOTHER LESSON TO BE TOLD?

    October 19th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

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