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Squirrels Sort Their Nuts Like You Sort Your Fridge

The bushy-tailed rodents appear to remember where they put different types of food, at least for a few hours.
Source: Hannah Mckay / Reuters

Squirrels are among the peculiar menagerie of creatures who’ve made a home for themselves where humans live. Like pigeons, they’ve figured out how to continue their ways in our parks, cities, and towns, tucking away nuts in the walls of houses, in basements—and in the lawns of institutions of higher learning.

At the University of California, Berkeley, that behavior is the focus of a recent paper by comparative psychologists. Having

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