Should We Feed Squirrels?

People are divided about whether or not it is okay to feed the squirrels. The debate revolves around the safety of the human food for the bushy-tailed cuties and for the nature they live in.

There are many reasons why many people, including some experts, don’t recommend this. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, human food isn’t meant for wild animals. “Wild animals have specialized diets, and they can become malnourished or die if fed the wrong foods. Also, animals cannot distinguish food from wrappers or foil and can get sick eating these items,” reads the USDA site.

What do you think? Do you ever feed the squirrels?