As I watch a squirrel dig holes in my backyard and deposit a few nuts in each one, I must say au contraire mon ami. I can’t even pre-plan what I need at the grocery store for a week, much less scarf away provisions for next spring. Squirrel-1, Human-0.
No, we humans (not “Man,” please) can’t really get a grasp on our future global over-heating, habitat destruction, natural gas fracking effects, water pollution and other environmental threats. Hell, we can’t even think past the 2012 election cycle.
But the squirrel brain knows what’s coming. Because the squirrel is a realist unaffected by politics and advertising propaganda. The squirrel is a visionary by human standards.
When the squirrel predicts it’s going to get cold, believe it. They can argue about the efficacy of squirrel forecasts in Congress until next spring, but still, it’s going to get cold this winter.
The weather experts are predicting a harsh winter environment his year, so where will you be hiding your nuts this winter?