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Eastern Gray Squirrel
Eastern Gray Squirrel
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Squirrel is the common name for rodents of the family Sciuridae. In everyday speech in the English-speaking world it usually refers to members of the genera Sciurus and Tamasciurus. These typical members of the family are tree squirrels with large bushy tails, and are native to Europe, Asia and the Americas. Similar genera are found in Africa. However, the Sciuridae also include flying squirrels, and ground squirrels such as the chipmunks, prairie dogs, and woodchucks. The unrelated family Anomaluridae also have "squirrel" in their common name, though they are usually referred to as "scaly-tailed flying squirrels".

Typical squirrels include the European Red Squirrel Sciurus vulgaris, the Fox Squirrel S. niger, the Eastern Gray Squirrel S. carolinensis, the Western Gray Squirrel S. griseus, and the American Red Squirrel Tamiasciurus hudsonicus.

One well-known trait of some species of squirrel is the gathering and storing of nuts for the winter. These squirrels are scatter-hoarders, i.e. they will gather nuts and store them in any accessible hiding place, usually by burying them. Recent research shows that they have excellent memories for the locations of these caches.

Squirrels are generally clever and persistent animals; in residential neighborhoods they are notorious for eating out of bird feeders, digging in potted plants either to bury or recover food, and for setting up house in sheltered areas including attics. Many companies sell bird feeders which are supposedly "squirrel-proof"; most of them in fact are not.

Squirrels are sometimes also pests because they chew on various edible and inedible objects; the habit helps keep the squirrel's teeth sharp and also wears the teeth down (rodents' teeth grow constantly). Homeowners in areas with a heavy squirrel population must keep attics and basements carefully sealed to prevent property damage caused by nesting squirrels. Fake owls and scarecrows are generally ignored by the animals, and the best way to prevent chewing on an object is to coat it with something to make it undesirable: for instance a soft cloth or chilli pepper paste or powder.

Squirrels can be trained to be hand fed. Because they are able to cache surplus food, they will take as much food as you put out. If a person starts to feed one, that squirrel will come back day after day to get its food. This is not recommended, however, because squirrels may carry plague or other animal-borne diseases.

The Red Squirrel populations in Britain, Ireland and more recently, northern Italy, have declined and become regionally extinct in recent decades, primarily because of competition from Gray Squirrels (introduced from North America), but also habitat loss. Conservation efforts include preserving and planting the conifer forests that Red Squirrels prefer. The recent colonisation of mainland Europe in Italy by Gray Squirrels is expected to result ultimately in the extinction of the Red Squirrel over most of Europe.
Phylum: chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
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Grey Squirrel
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The Longpoint schoolhouse
Grey Squirrel Sounds
Harris's Antelope Squirrel
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Springtime trill of Harris's Antelope Squirrels
Harris's Antelope Squirrel
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A young Harris's Antelope Squirrel
Rock squirrel
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Rock Squirrel song
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The squirrel produces loud harsh chuckles. Another common call is a bird-like "cheep" repeated raidly and rhythmically for long periods of time with a flick of the tail at every note.
Tree Squirrel
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Environmental Program - Antonio Silveira Ribeiro dos Santos
Tree Squirrel sound clip
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National Geographic
Squirrel sound clip
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