If you were to analyze the amount of peanuts that I purchase, you might come to the conclusion that my life purpose is to keep Planters in production!
Although I do confess to spending more than I care to admit on peanuts, I am certainly not the main culprit when it comes to consuming them. That title belongs to my backyard Blue Jays.
As soon as I fill the trays, these fellows show up and load up!
I have personally seen them pick up at least a dozen peanuts in one sitting. One of the reasons they can stuff so many in at once is that they have a pouch in their throat that is kind of like a grocery bag. They can load up the goods and then take them away to hide or to munch.
Once their pouch is packed and their beak is stacked, they fly off with the plunder in a blur of blue feathers.
Planters certainly produces a delicious people snack, but I wonder if they know that it makes even better Blue Jay bait!