A reader writes in to ask:

Why are there no squirrels on Beacon Hill this spring? They were all over the place in years past. Am I just impatient? Is it too early for them? Or has something catastrophic wiped them all out? Ordinarily the golf course at Jefferson Park is a squirrel factory. It keeps the surrounding neighborhoods abundantly supplied with our cute bushy tailed nut chomping pests. So far this year I have not seen even one squirrel anywhere. What's up?

All right, squirrel nuts (see what I did there????): Now's your time to shine. Put your theories in the comments.