Squirrels go nuts in the fall, but there’s a method to their madness

A grey squirrel amid fallen leaves. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

A grey squirrel amid fallen leaves. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LINCOLN SQUARE — If it seems like squirrels have become more visible and frenzied — perhaps even aggressive — in recent weeks, blame it on fall.

The rodents literally go nuts this time of year.

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Acorns, which make up a significant percent of a squirrel’s diet, tend to hit the ground in September and October. That’s when the critters’ instincts kick in and they start furiously socking away enough food to last through winter.

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