TPO 29 - Question 4
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Scatter hoarding is a phenomenon that hoarders store and hide food in different places. The professor uses a kind of squirrel to illustrate this phenomenon. The squirrel loves to eat nuts. Nuts are plentiful in the autumn but scarce in the winter. So the squirrels spend a lot of time finding nuts in the autumn and store them so that they can get through winter. First of all, they will prepare the nuts so the nuts can preserve. Then, they will dig holes to store those nuts. They are not putting all the nuts in just one big hole but scatter them in many different holes. In this way, if other animals find their nuts in one place, they will still have nuts in many other places. Therefore, the squirrel is a typical scatter hoarder.