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[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Some people might see the snowstorm that just hit much of the Northeast as a reason to stay bundled-up inside. Others—in this case, burger lovers in New York City—see it as an opportunity to go to Shake Shack in Madison Square Park without having to endure a long line. But as our Burger / Food Lab correspondent J. Kenji Lopez-Alt found out today at the first Polar Brrrger Club, you may have to endure ravenous squirrels picking at your leftovers. He said:

I've seen bold squirrels before, but this one set a new record. He ate a fallen tomato, stuck his head in Reverend Dave's (of Burger Conquest) beer, licked my almost-empty free hot chocolate cup clean (which, by the way, was fantastic—I think it's just heated up chocolate custard), and finally went away after I gave him a french fry, which he promptly ran up a tree and ate.

Sure beats acorns!

Check out more photos after the jump.

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