Squirrels have such a trusty nature, that make them ones of the few wild animal species that will eat out of your hand. For Native Americans the squirrel is a symbol for trust, preparation and thrift.

When winter is a few months away, squirrels species, that don’t hibernate, begin to store nuts, acorns, and seeds in different location. During the cold season, these clever animals return to their stashes and feed themselves.

However, squirrels manage to retrieve only a part of the food they store, the seeds that remain buried make those pretty creatures partially responsible for oak coverage in America.

Lovely squirrel storing food for the winter
Sweet little squirrel preparing for the winter, gathering nuts in autumn leaves