Squirrels have been around for ages. . . and they are EVERYWHERE. Yet, not many people know much about these furry little creatures. A blog released by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), includes 10 nutty facts about squirrels.
- Squirrels can find food buried beneath a foot of snow.
- A squirrel’s front teeth never stop growing.
- Squirrels may lost 25% of their buried food to thieves.
- They zigzag to escape predators.
- Squirrels may pretend to bury a nut to throw off potential thieves.
- A newborn squirrel is about an inch long.
- Humans introduced squirrels to most of our major city parks.
- Squirrels are acrobatic, intelligent and adaptable.
- They get bulky to stay warm during the winter.
- Squirrels don’t dig up all of their buried nuts, which results in more trees!
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