This afternoon was real nice and they had some peanuts on sale. So I bought a bunch and decided to feed the squirrels in the park.
I’ve done this before and never seen this behaviour before. I took out my bag and the squirrels were shy except for one who kind of walked over and held out his hand (not really but you get the idea)
So I gave him one he ate it. I looked for some other squirrels to feed. Then he walked up again so I gave him another one. Then another squirrel came over and I gave him one. Then the first squirrel dropped his peanut and chased the other squirrel away. So I gave this aggressive squirrel another peanut and went to a third squirrel and the first squirrel again dropped his peanut chased away the third squirrel, in the process causing him to drop his peanut.
To make a long story short (too late I know) he kept doing this. So I gave this aggressive guy like 20 peanuts to keep him occupied but he kept following me and chasing the other squirrels away. It was like he didn’t want them to have the peanuts but he didn’t want them either. I finally had to chase him up a tree to allow the other guys to get their fair share of peanuts.
What is this behaviour? Territorial?
He only ate one peanut that I could tell. What makes that guy so aggressive?