When I was in IA visiting the families, I checked out the squirrels that inhabit Mom’s yard. Now maybe it’s because she feeds them, but those little suckers were FAT. They were seriously round litle puppies. They also were NEVER in much of a hurry (they probably knew that no one would chase them in the snow). Cue CA. Our squirrels are skinny and scrawny. They just seem so pitiful.
Apparently they need a benefactor to improve their lives. Won’t be me.