IS A SQUIRREL?
belong to the order "Rodentia", with 1650 species,
it is the largest group of living mammals. It also
comprises forty percent of all present day mammal
are over 365 species of squirrels in seven families.
They include the tree squirrel, ground squirrel, and
flying squirrel. Plus many squirrel-like mammals such
as the gopher, ground hog and prairie dog.
are the most active in late winter, when the mating
season begins. The males will chase a females, as
well as, chase off other suitors. This ritual of chasing,
occurs through the trees at top speed. While they
perform some of the most breathtaking acrobatics imaginable.