Letter to the editor 6, Nov. 6, 2014
Given the time of year I’d like to remind everyone to please not feed peanuts to the squirrels. We live in a wonderful community where we care about the local wildlife, and it may seem like a nice gesture to offer up nuts to the squirrels to help them in their pre-winter stashing. However, many of those nuts wind up on people’s porches and in their yards.
For allergic people like me, and for families with allergic children, stepping out in the morning to find peanuts on one’s doorstep can be a very unpleasant (and potentially dangerous) way to start the day. Instead, I would recommend that those interested in the squirrel’s welfare take good care of the acorn-producing trees on their own properties, and trust that the squirrels can take care of it from there.