I've been waking up every morning to this.
It looks like a madman with a wood chipper has been let loose in my yard.
You of the razor sharp incisors,
capable of turning one of these tightly closed pine cones into pine mulch,
in a mere 15 minutes or less.
Note the progression here...
and the final result.
Can you believe this is the same pine cone I showed you in the first photo?
And here's the real kicker: the squirrels do this, over and over again, just to find and eat two pine nuts. TWO! Each seed smaller than a lentil.
That's what I call perseverance.
And now it's time for a nap.