The following are some interesting facts about squirrels:
Squirrels have been known to kill humans with their bare hands. They will even use them as a weapon against each other.
They are the fastest land animal on earth, running at speeds of over 40 miles per hour! (Source)
Squirrels can climb trees like no other animals. They can reach heights of over 20 feet.
A squirrel’s life span is only three years, but they live much longer than most other mammals. (Source)
Squirrels are known to be one of the best climbers in the world. Their ability to scale vertical surfaces such as walls and ceilings is unmatched by any other mammal.
Squirrels are omnivores and will eat almost anything. They will even eat plants.
There are many myths surrounding squirrels. Some say they are scavengers or that they dig up flowers in order to get food, while others believe that they actually eat bulbs because it tastes better when cooked.
There is no truth to either of these claims! (Source)
The best way to protect your bulbs from squirrels is in the use of squirrel-proof cages. These allow you to place the bulbs or seeds inside and keep them safe from squirrels, without harming them.
While you can keep your bulbs safe from squirrels with careful use of a squirrel-proof cage, there are other animals that will still be able to dig them up.
Sources & references used in this article:
GREEN HERITAGE by SOA Trail – monmouthcountyparks.com
Midwest Gardener’s Handbook: Your Complete Guide: Select-Plan-Plant-Maintain-Problem-solve-Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota … by M Myers – 2013 – books.google.com
Spring-blooming Bulbs: An A to Z Guide to Classic and Unusual Bulbs for Your Spring Garden by M Pollan – 2002 – Random house trade paperbacks
Diagnosing plant problems by C Wiesinger, WC Welch – 2013 – Texas A&M University Press
Gardening for Love: The Market Bulletins by B Hanson – 2002 – books.google.com
Journal of the Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio by JL Green – Cooperative extension Service. University of Kentuck … – rs.uky.edu