The vast majority
of us have seen squirrels before. These little
rodents live in and around homes and farms in
our communities and have become as recognizable
of an animal as you will find.
If you have a squirrel or a group of squirrels
living in your area then you have probably seen
them rummaging around all over your
neighborhood. They get up into trees and
highline wires, as well as scurry around looking
for nuts and other food items to be able to use
and store as there food.
Truly, these are one of nature’s most
industrious creatures. Among the different
species of squirrels are such animals as
woodchucks, chipmunks, ground squirrels, tree
squirrels, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs.
All of these belong to the same family of
rodents in our part of the squirrel family
While there are many recognizable species of
squirrels what you will find is that the vast
majority are similar to one another in terms of
size. Generally, squirrels get to be between
five and 18 inches in length. This is what you
would find as the size for most that live
indigenously throughout North America.
However, there are squirrels that are
significantly larger or smaller than the average
squirrel size. For example, the African pygmy
squirrel is the smallest squirrel on earth. As
an adult it gets to be no larger than 3.9 inches
in length and can be as small as 2.8 inches.
This includes the tail size as well as the body
length. These small squirrels generally weigh no
more than one third of one ounce making them one
of the smallest rodents in terms of size on
On the opposite end of the spectrum is the
Alpine marmot. This squirrel can get rather
large in comparison to virtually every other
species of squirrel. The average length is
somewhere between 21 to 29 inches, and they can
weigh as much as 18 pounds.
If you consider the variance for a moment, the
difference between these two shows quite an
extensive disparity in terms of overall weight
For those living in North America, the two most
commonly found squirrels are the ground and the
tree squirrels. These are the kinds that you
find most often roaming around your yard or in
the trees near your home. The squirrels
generally range from about 8 to 16 inches in
length and weighing approximately 3 to 5 pounds.
The length even includes the tail of the animal.
Most would find that the average squirrel is not
much larger than the average wrapped. While
there are clearly some significant disparities
between the two species of rodents, size is
quite a similar characteristic between the two
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