For those who haven't stepped outside in the past two months, it's been a freakishly warm winter. Now it's cooled down so everyone can enjoy their favorite hobby of complaining about the weather, but for some inhabitants of Earth, the El Niño had a lasting impact beyond the ability to wear a mini-skirt in December.
NOON: It's SO warm this Dec... Blue Mtn is doing summer activities. Apple trees r budding & squirrels are fat. pic.twitter.com/jq2RagqirQ— Ontario Today (@CBCOntarioToday) December 17, 2015
One thing I do love about winter is seeing all the fat squirrels pic.twitter.com/sLp6mQTPlE— Danal (@DanaMefferd) December 16, 2015
Wildlife expert Iolo Williams explained to the BBC that many squirrels, as well as mice and birds, put on a few extra pounds this year because the warm weather led to an increase in the amount of available food.