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Squirrels Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Squirrels Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Squirrels are a family of rodents that includes marmots and chipmunks.

Most squirrels are omnivores; they eat anything they find. Many kinds of squirrels live in trees, so they often find nuts. Despite living in trees squirrels are considered flightless because they can only jump short distances. They eat seeds, berries and pine cones too. Sometimes they eat bird's eggs and insects. Most tree squirrels store food in the fall, to eat in the winter. Ground squirrels do not store food. They hibernate which means they spend winter in a deep sleep.

Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa, and have been introduced to Australia. The earliest known squirrels date from the Eocene and are most closely related to the mountain beaver and to the dormouse among living rodent families.



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* Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top. - Robert Burton


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Squirrels Sample Sentences in News


  • Squirrels Extend Partnership with FOX Sports 910 Richmond
    Richmond, VA - The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, are pleased to announce a three-year extension to their partnership with IHeartMedia, Inc. The extension will keep FOX Sports 910 Richmond as the radio home of the Flying Squirrels through the 2017 season. Read more on this news related to 'Squirrels'
  • If only squirrels could read ... and obey
    DELAND — Squirrels in DeLand, you are warned: Stay out of grain stored in tubes at the local elevator. "We just wanted to decorate the bag a little," Dale Allen joked of the painted sign that reads "Attn All Squirrels: Please Continue to Dine In the Park. Thank You, Mgmt." read more Read more on this news related to 'Squirrels'
  • Lost in Suburbia: Don’t mess with my pumpkins, man
    Every fall around this time I go to war with the squirrels over my pumpkins. The problem is we have competing interests. I want to decorate my front stoop with pumpkins. They want to eat the pumpkins I put on my front stoop. Read more on this news related to 'Squirrels'

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