I don’t know if this is happening all over the country, or just right here in the Northeast; our roads are littered with dead squirrels. Every road has an abundance of them, so much so that the situation has been named the “Squirrel Apocalypse.”
From WCYY: “Last year, Maine saw what is typically referred to as a “mast year” for acorns, according to a commenter on reddit. More acorns led to a baby boom for squirrels. Fast forward a year later and the normal food supply is available to a larger amount of squirrels. Squirrels are taking more risks to gather food and thus, the fatality rate in roads has risen.”
Some have been saying that the young squirrels (or “millenial squirrels” as the Crankee Yankee and I like to call them) just haven’t been taught how safely cross a busy road. Either that, or they just don’t listen.
So, in the unlikely case that some squirrels will read this post, here’s my advice: “guys—listen to your parents and stay out of the road.”