‘Bah-Boom, Bah-Boom’: Acorn-Ucopia of Food Fattens Squirrels

Humans aren't the only species packing on extra pounds during the pandemic.

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In this recent photograph provided by Beth Ditkoff, a squirrel is seen in the yard of a Damariscotta, Maine home. The squirrel, which, earned the nickname "Fatty McFatterson" by Ditkoff, has found an abundant supply of food in the area. (Beth Ditkoff photo via AP)
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DAMARISCOTTA, Maine (AP) — Humans aren’t the only species packing on extra pounds during the pandemic. Some squirrels are letting themselves go, too. Many squirrels are eating well this fall in New England. But one portly squirrel is so big it earned the nickname, “Fatty McFatterson.” Most squirrels sprint or scoot. This one lumbers and waddles after supplementing nature’s bounty this fall by helping himself to seeds that fall to the ground from bird feeders.…

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