But they don’t just depend on their hoard of buried acorns. If they’re running low on food, or have a need for a little sweet, quick energy, they can harvest maple syrup directly from trees. A simple scoring on the maple’s tree trunk with their teeth, lets the sap leak. A traditional tale of the Iroquois people suggests maple syrup was first discovered when a young boy saw a squirrel lick a tree.
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