Some animals that prey on squirrels are raptor birds, coyotes, fishers, weasels, lynx and foxes while predatory birds are hawks, owls, kestrels and eagles. There are different types of squirrels, which include ground, tree and flying squirrels. The main predators of flying squirrels are snakes and mammals that climb trees
There are more than 200 species of squirrels. Squirrels are rodents that are omnivores, and they eat typically nuts, seeds fruits and insects. These mammals can live in different areas of the world. However, they are not native to Australia.
Squirrels can range in size from the pygmy squirrel that is native to Africa to the giant squirrel found in India. The giant squirrel is about 3 feet in length.