Squirrels hoard food. Squirrels are known for winter food storage. Squirrels stockpile food in central spots. When food is scarce, they'll access these caches.

Fire Ants

Fire ants hoard and colonise. Food is buried when scarce. Fire ants store water and honey underground. Food is buried for later shipment.


Hoarding chipmunks. Cheek pouches hold nuts and fruit. Chipmunks need winter food stores. So they scavenge or invade camping gear.


Famine-prone rats store food. To emulate their wild origins, pet hamsters hoard. Multiple hamsters may hoard food. Inconsistent feeding causes caching.

Fiddler Crabs

Fiddler crabs burrow in marshes and soft sand. They hoard carrion, algae, and plants. Fiddler crabs hide during rain or high tide. Their cache feeds them till they can forage.


Woodpeckers eat from tree holes. Woodpeckers store food in a tree. Acorns fix holes for woodpeckers. Winter birds eat at the holes.


Corvids include crows, ravens, and other bright hoarders. Corvids scatter-hoard seeds to spread plants. Some seeds from little caches germinate.


Moles hoard unusually. They store living earthworms underground. Moles eat bugs and tiny animals. By chewing off their prey's head, moles can paralyse it with a toxin.


Short-tailed shrews are predatory hoarders. They eat their first catch and store the rest. Shrews eat worms, bugs, and mice. Hoarding seeds, snails, and fungi.

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