Massive South Carolina Squirrel Migration?
COLUMBIA --The same Easter freeze that devastated South Carolina's peach crop could lead to a phenomenon unseen in these parts for nearly 40 years: a massive squirrel migration.
Sure, the term sounds funny, but it's serious stuff. In September 1968, squirrels searching for more hospitable living conditions along the Eastern Seaboard ended up dead along the highways and floating in lake spillways throughout the Southeast.
Wildlife officials have no idea whether another September migration is near, but they do see a repeat of one factor in the most recent one: The Easter freeze wiped out white oak acorn production.
The article warns homeowners of an increase in the numbers of marauding skwerls invading bird feeders in backyards all over the area, because the varmints are hungry.