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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


  • Squirrel Control and Prevention Critical in Winter Months
    Cooler weather can cause many pests and wildlife to scurry indoors for warmth and food, particularly squirrels as they try to move indoors to have babies. While squirrels seem harmless enough, they can chew through loose roofing or foundations or slip through chimneys and other existing holes into your attic, chimney or crawlspace to nest. Read more on this news related to 'Squirrels'
  • Fuzzy friends at the county courthouse
    A squirrel poses for the camera on Wednesday at City Park in Coeur d'Alene. For over a decade employees of the Kootenai County District Court have been feeding squirrels that come around the building, leaving peanuts and water for them. They say it livens up the mood of an otherwise serious place. Read more on this news related to 'Squirrels'
  • Squirrels to Host First Friday Fan Fest & Ticketpalooza
    Richmond, Va. - The Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the World Champion San Francisco Giants, are excited to announce that fans will have the first opportunity to purchase single-game tickets for the 2015 season during the First Friday Fan Fest and Ticketpalooza event on March 6th from 5:30PM-8:00PM at The Diamond. Read more on this news related to 'Squirrels'

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