This morning I heard the baby squirrels in the owl box squealing. When I investigated I found a squirrel had raided the nest and was eating one of the young head first. I still feel a little queasy.
If I were to guess at the reason for this behavior I would say this squirrel had some nutritional deficiency (probably calcium) that caused it seek the most easily available source of whatever it needed. It reminds me that none of have life without constantly taking the life of other flora and fauna. You live by consuming other living things and converting that plant and animal flesh into your very own. Animals can do no wrong you and I on the other hand can.