Friday, January 22, 2016

Squirrels

This week I am going to talk about squirrels.They are small or medium-size rodents. The family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs.The life span of squirrels is usually 6-10 years.There are more than 200 species of squirrels in the entire world.Like other rodents they have four front teeth that never stop growing so they don't wear down from constant gnawing. They eat nuts, leaves, seeds, roots, and other plants int the wild.Tree squirrels are commonly seen everywhere from woodlands to city parks. Though they are terrific climbers, these squirrels do come to the ground in search of fare such as nuts, acorns, berries, and flowers. They also eat bark, eggs, or baby birds. Tree sap is a delicacy to some species.

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