Are squirrels rodents ?

Fabulously beautiful jumper of a detachment of rodents of red color of squirrel is known to each of us since childhood. A huge number of poems are dedicated to her, she is the heroine of many folk tales, riddles and sing songs about her.

It is difficult to say when and where this true love of man came from the squirrel. It is only known that all this has been going on for a long time and nothing has changed in our time. These playful and surprisingly fast animals admire everything from small to large in parks where they boldly jump from branch to branch in search of food and new sensations.

This beautiful animal is difficult to confuse with anyone. The squirrel is small in size. The length of her body usually reaches from 20 to 40 cm, and the weight to 1 kg. Its chic fluffy tail has a length of trunk. The ears of the squirrel are small, in the form of tassels. The color of the coat is dominated by a reddish color, but closer to the winter gray and white tones are added.

In summer, the coat is short and coarse, and in winter it becomes soft and fluffy. Near the North you can see completely black squirrels. Jump animals can range from 4 to 10 meters. Their big and fluffy tail serves them at this wheel, helps to correct the movements when jumping.