(one of my hometown sammies)
In all my years of stark squirrel observation, I have never known them to love eating snow as much as the ones outside my Brighton kitchen window. Is it the lack of bird baths to drink from? I live in a neighborhood setting, so I wouldn't think they would be that hard to find (at home we have a heated one for the winter). But these squirrels, who nest in a tree outside my kitchen window, absolutely love to eat snow. The first time I noticed was during the large snow storm a few weeks ago, and they hopped from fence picket to fence picket eating the mound of snow that had formed on top of it. Now, it has just begun to snow fluffy, light flakes and they are waiting on pickets for mounds to develop, and eating them as soon as they surmount to anything. One of them is even face down on the trunk of the tree, reaching out with one of his paws to grab them. It is the cutest thing ever.
I adore squirrels. They make me so happy!
I hope you're enjoying the snow if it has come your way, and if not, happy almost-weekend!