“Squirrels love tulip bulbs,” the park’s supervisor of horticulture, Dave Tootill, told the CBC. “There's been a feeding frenzy.”
He says the city typically uses blood meal to prevent the rodents from digging up the flower beds until Arctic chills freeze the ground.
But with no freeze this year, the ground remained soft enough for the squirrels to burrow through and eat about half of the 20,000 bulbs planted by the city.
Photo: Jackson Park