Monday, December 10, 2007

Squirrel Personalities

My squirrel clients have proven to be quite identifiable, by fur color, fur quality, and finally by personality. There is only one of them who throws him/herself at my door and window screens, and tries to eat his way into the house to get at peanuts he is convinced are here in infinite supply. The others are generally willing to let him/her do the heavy lifting, and then, usually sneakily, try to profit from the peanut supply he/she generates.

Imagine my pleasure to discover last week as I was listening to the always entertaining "Quirks and Quarks" on the CBC that there is a graduate student trying to figure out WHY squirrels have personalities. Her answer is not completely surprising, but it was interesting to listen to and I recommend it. You can find various audio formats here (third item down).


At 9:07 PM, Blogger rondi adamson said...

Why do humans have personalities? Squirrels have personalities for more or less the same reasons.


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