Baby Red Squirrel - Squirrels are so much more than "cute"! Researchers have found that squirrels are capable of deception, interpreting the intentions of others, making three-dimensional maps to recall where they cache their nuts. Squirrels in California will cover their fur in the scent of rattlesnakes to mask their own scent from predators.
Momma and baby squirrels. ...did you know that squirrels pull hair from their tails to line their nests (dreas) and to keep the babies cozy...so if you see a squirrel with a tail which looks like it's missing fur, the squirrel usually isn't sick, it's just nesting season.