Scanning over the posts written by my peers, knowing full well I need to comment and do at least two more posts, I see a lot have taken up on this particular subject. We can all see procrastination in ourselves, but, that got me thinking... what about non-human animals? Do they procrastinate?
The immediate answer you come up with almost immediately is no. Be it google or asking person to person. However, I came across an interesting article that said something to the contrary. Kai Stinchcombe surmised that in squirrels, gathering nuts is a priority for winter. Do they procrastinate? Curiously, they point out that it depends on the definition of procrastination. They argue thus:
" "running out the clock by doing other stuff when you have long-term stuff to do" in which case, a squirrel chasing another squirrel around or whatever would probably be procrastinating."
Which was an interesting perspective to me. Granted, the research and observation in this outcome is questionable due to the source, it was interesting.