Photos by: Concepcion Gonzalez, Mary Nurrenbern, Justin Clay
Many on campus gain a newfound appreciation for squirrels.
“Food, trees, we’ve got everything they need,” said Cara Burres-Jones, zoology instructor. “They’re the basic fox squirrel.” Squirrels are known to splay their bodies to release heat in a practice known as “heat dumping.” Their usual diet of nuts now incorporates fast food items such as fries. “We do tend to have tree squirrels here as opposed to ground squirrels,” said Burres-Jones. Squirrels share the campus with natural predators such as cats as well as unnatural predators, cars. They may not be seeking a higher education but at the end of the day they do look a little smarter than most.
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