Bushy Pit-Stops In Spiky Places

In my kiddo days, we would buy durians from a particular trusted vendor who always “reserved” the best fruits for us (or so, he said).  Notably, he would recommend to us those with a hole gnawed through the husk by squirrels in search of their favorite meal.

Apparently our little bushy-tailed friends are nature’s king connoisseurs of the king of fruits, and they know which ones are the cream of the crop.

Folklore or ancient wisdom ?   You be the judge.

But these days, with the prevalence of animal-borne viruses that could cross-jump to humans, I would give those rodent-leftovers a miss.  I would pick up a fruit and do the sniffing myself.

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