Lonely Planet Writer

Plucky red squirrel battles the elements to find acorns

While some animals are preparing to hibernate to avoid the winter months, one determined squirrel wasn’t going to let the inclement weather get in the way of finding its favourite food, as video footage published on Sunday revealed.

A red squirrel grabbing a snack in the snow.
A red squirrel grabbing a snack in the snow. Image by Tomi Tapio K / CC BY 2.0

The plucky red squirrel was captured diving in the snow in Estonia, foraging for acorns, even though locals had left out fat balls for the chilly critters to feast on. For this squirrel at least, it seems some treats are just worth the effort. Read more: bbc.co.uk