Why so Many Squirrels and Chipmunks Lately?
We have all seen the reports of the positive effects COVID-19 has had on wildlife. Animals wander freely onto golf courses, into parks and sometimes right in the middle of town. Taking humans out of the picture gives bears, foxes, wild cats and other elusive creatures the opportunity to roam freely without fear of interference from people, but what about more common critters like squirrels and chipmunks? Though these two animals skitter away from humans who come too close, they aren’t exactly elusive. We see plenty of them every day of the year. This year, though, you might have noticed that there seem to be more of them than usual in your yard and throughout Madison. You are probably right, but it isn’t because of the pandemic that you’re seeing them!