Squirrel sex is growing problem
Todd Jeffries
10/17/2012

Something squirrely is happening on farms. And the farmers don't like it a bit. There's been a squirrel population explosion in some parts of the country. Last year's mild winter and a bumper crop of nuts are a couple of reasons why. Now, those bushy-tailed critters are gobbling up fruit on farms. Vermont apple grower Clarence Boston says he hasn't seen anything like it. He says the squirrels can eat a-half tree's worth of fruit in just a few hours. Researchers at South Carolina's Clemson University are trying to help. They're even experimenting with a birth control pill for squirrels -- in the form of bait the creatures would eat.


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