North American maple syrup producers have more than the weather to worry about. Frenetic squirrels are chomping on equipment, crimping the flow of sap at some operations in the United States.Damage from wildlife – deer, bear woodpeckers, and squirrels – is not unusual for maple producers, but this year an abundant population of squirrels is disrupting plastic sap tubing and spouts at some sugaring operations in New England.That means producers must go out into sometimes deep snow to find and…

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