Squirrels have relatively typical rodent anatomy as they have long tails, four limbs and large incisors. Aside from their large front teeth, adult squirrels have 20 other teeth that allow them to chew food. The teeth of ... More »

Squirrels are equipped with several key adaptations, including powerful hind legs, a heightened sense of smell, an excellent memory and a suite of vocalizations. Squirrels have physical adaptations, such as anatomy and b... More »

Cleaning a squirrel takes nine simple steps, and, when done correctly, results in quality meat to use in a variety of recipes. It involves skinning, gutting and washing the squirrel. Start by soaking the squirrel in wate... More »

"Drunk squirrel" is not a species of squirrel but a reference to squirrels that have eaten fermented pumpkins or berries. Humorous videos and stories of "drunk" squirrels are widespread on the web and are a source of amu... More »

The white squirrel seen in the United States is an albino or white morph of the eastern gray squirrel. Albinism is caused by a mutation of the gene responsible for pigmentation, while the white morph is the product of th... More »

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The weight of the average squirrel is approximately 1 pound with a length of 18 inches. The 1/2-ounce African pygmy squirrel is the smallest squirrel in the world. The largest known squirrel is the 20-inch-long hoary mar... More »

Squirrels are equipped with several key adaptations, including powerful hind legs, a heightened sense of smell, an excellent memory and a suite of vocalizations. Squirrels have physical adaptations, such as anatomy and b... More »