The Not-So-Nutty Habits of Squirrels

The squirrel family (Sciuridae) is quite extensive, including species such as chipmunks, flying squirrels, and ground squirrels (among them woodchucks and prairie dogs). Squirrels live on almost every continent in the world and come in many sizes and colors. Red and gray squirrels are common in the United States. Some states have black squirrels, and Brevard, North Carolina, is famous for its white squirrels. Africa has the tiny two-inch pygmy squirrel; India has the giant squirrel, which is three feet long and weighs four pounds; and Kazakhstan has the nearly 20-pound gray marmot.1 It’s hard to go anywhere without running into a squirrel. In fact, throughout my life, I’ve encountered quite a few up close.


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by Sarah Eshlema Answers in Genesis




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