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Thursday 27th November 2014
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How do squirrels remember where they bury their nuts?

Question

One from my wife: We’ve got lots of squirrels in our garden and we’ve been feeding them. So she wants to know how they remember where they buried their nuts?
John, Enfield

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Linda, Rayne’s Park
Qualification: I saw it on Springwatch.
Answer: It’s quite simple… they just remember from visual cues where they left them. They did an experiment and found the squirrels just knew where they were.