HA! You’re right about the squirrels - they at least have the sense to gather their own nuts and stash them for winter rather than wait for someone to give them another squirrels nuts. And if Katrina came they wouldn’t be standing their waiting for another squirrel to do something.
These “poor” people have been taught to ignore the simple animal nature of fending for oneself.
“gather their own nuts”???
Except for burying nuts in the ground and forgetting where they were and another tree grew because of it, Those squirrels are just a bunch of thieves. I haven’t yet seen a squirrel water a tree. Though they are sure good at stripping the bark off of trees in a drought.