Do squirrels eat pine cones?

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    It depends on the specific species, but yes, some do.  For red squirrels, pinecones are actually the preferred food.  However, most squirrels only take the seeds from pinecones.  They’ll go through a lot of work to take apart a pinecone just to get to the few seeds inside — about 15 minutes!

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