Hold on to your bird-feeders, everyone, because October is Squirrel Awareness Month! Whether you consider them pet or pest, it's hard not to be aware of these fuzzy fiends. Did you know that some squirrel species in Nepal can grow up to three feet in length? Imagine finding one of those in your garden! More squirrel facts: they can be right- or left-handed, they never travel in groups, and their tails are used for communication, balance, warmth, and cushioning if they fall. Oh, and flying squirrels don't actually fly like airplanes--they simply glide through the air like Frisbees.
There is a truly mind-boggling amount of information on squirrels floating around out there. If you can't get enough of these bright-eyed, bushy-tailed creatures and want to educate yourself further, visit your local library and you'll find enough books of squirrel lore to keep you busy for a very long time.
Monday, October 12, 2009
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