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Squirrel

Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents. The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots (including woodchucks), flying squirrels, and prairie dogs amongst other rodents. Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa, and were introduced by humans to Australia. The earliest known squirrels date from the Eocene period and are most closely related to the mountain beaver and to the dormouse among other living rodent families.

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Sneezy the Penn State Squirrel

She's actually 4 different squirrels depending on the day and is an eastern grey squirrel with a Facebook page with 35000 likes. Maya Kruppa, known as the "campus squirrel whisperer" dresses the squirrels up and takes their picture to post on FB and has been doing so since 2012.

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Who's Been in the Cookie Jar?

Between a rock and a hard place- taken by Peggy Collins in British Columbia, Canada

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Squirrel Hanging Onto Branch

This squirrel looked like it was about to do something amazing

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Fat Squirrel Stole Avocado

Just take a look at this squirrel!

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Don't feed the squirrels

You shouldn't tease them either!

Contributed by Ryann Burnett

Scrat from Ice Age

Contributed by Mary Joseph

Sandy the squirrel

Contributed by Mary Joseph

Squirrels don't just come in grey and brown (or red if you see my previous post). Here's a squirrel of the black furred variety. They can exist wherever the grey squirrels do, and are found in Ontario, and in parts of Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania to name a few areas.

Contributed by Bridget LaMonica

Red squirrels are found in Europe and Asia and have a varied diet, depending on the time of year. A squirrel's den is actually called a "drey" and made up of twigs in a ball, with hair on the inside to act as a squirrelly cushion.

Contributed by Bridget LaMonica

a soldier makes a squirrel friend

Contributed by Keri Potter

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