Some people love them, others think they’re vermin and over populated. Tree squirrels, ground squirrels, flying squirrels, are all part of the scuiridae family, along with chipmunks, marmots (including woodchucks),and prairie dogs.
Squirrels live in almost every habitat from tropical rainforest to semi-arid desert, avoiding only the high polar regions and the driest of deserts. They are predominantly herbivorous, subsisting on seeds and nuts, but many will eat insects and even small vertebrates.
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This portrait was done with Staedtler Ergosoft pencils on Bristol board extra smooth surface, A4.