Notic any odd animal activity? (or what the hell is that squirrel doing?)

We have a couple of feet of snow on the ground. Earlier I saw two deer feeding about 25 feet from my house. I figure they are so hungry they are taking unusual measures trying to find food.

So I hear my dogs barking at the window and look out to see a squirrel running up a large tree and disappear into a hole. A few minutes later, it emerged with a nest/ball/something? the size of a soccer ball maybe. It drug it a few feet away and then began eating it. This apparently required some effort because he would drag it a few feet rest/eat then repeat.

So what was it? I think it must have been a stash of nuts stuck together with the ice and snow but I could be wrong.

Any thoughts or ideas?

Hes trying to keep it away from his damn little brother! He is such a pest! Its always, “Me! Me! Mine! Mine! Mawm!! Chester’s not sharing!!”

Ancient Chinese proverb: If you want to eat your nuts in peace, you must first drag them a few feet outside the hole.

They said that. Really. No shit.

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