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Squirrel Facts

- Squirrels can jump a distance of up to 20 feet.

- A squirrel's brain is about the size of a walnut.

- Squirrels have 5 toes on their back feet and 4 toes on their front.

- Squirrels can live up to 10 or 12 years.

- A squirrels teeth grow continuously.

- Squirrels can fall up to 100 feet without hurting themselves.

- Squirrels are important re-seeders of trees and woodland plants.

- Squirrels are often the cause of power outages.

- The word "squirrel" means "shadow tail" in Greek.