Qualifies as the Strangest Thing Buried By a Squirrel

I spent Saturday doing hardcore gardening work including prepping the fire-escape windowboxes for planting. On Sunday afternoon I purchased a few plants for the boxes and decided to get them planted up rather than wait for additional plants. Check out what I found buried by our friendly neighbourhood squirrel:


A sign of the times. Last year peanuts, this year an entire slice of pizza!
I know it was a new addition because not only was it still intact but I had just dug that spot yesterday. There was also evidence of squirrel digging on the other side of the box.


The location of the squirrel pizza.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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12 thoughts on “Qualifies as the Strangest Thing Buried By a Squirrel

  1. I’ll never forget my first encounter with a squirrel and pizza. I was standing under a tree when something – it turned out to be a piece of pizza crust – fell on my head. When I looked up, there was a squirrel sitting on a branch, expertly holding and eating a slice of pepperoni pizza. I’m still disturbed by the thought of squirrels eating pepperoni sausage!

  2. When I was a university student I often saw sea gulls and squirrels perched on the open concrete garbage containers eating KFC. Too bizarre.

  3. Just a couple of weeks ago I saw two squirrels scamper past my window at work, each with a half a bagel in tow.

  4. Funny!
    We have a few fox squirrels out here. They stay out of the gardens, but sometimes steal the apples that I put out for the mockingbirds.

  5. A couple of weeks ago, I startled a squirrel in a small tree outside my front door that was holding a large avocado. The avocado was almost half its size! It dropped the avocado on the ground but waited in the tree until I left. About an hour later I returned and the squirrel and the avocado were gone. I envisioned a tree party full of squirrels, a pitcher of margaritas and some awesome guacamole!

  6. My mom actually told me about a squirrel she saw eating a cob of corn. I thought that was pretty funny.

  7. Oh wow. I like squirrels and that’s neat but I don’t think I want to encourage them to stick around. If I give them corn cobs they’ll be coming around to see what other tasty treats I’ve got on tap.

  8. I think this is so cute. My boyfriend says i closely resemble a squirrel, because I have “squirrely tendencies”… yeah…well I guess I’m at battle with my own kind, because I have a squirrel taht is jumping from the roof of my house into my hanging baskets where I have my strawberries growing. He’s very giving though, because he leaves me acorns in their place! I thought it was the birds I was going to have to worry about.

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