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The Fantastic Flying Squirrel. West Newbury, MA: Collins Educational, 2005. Diemer, Lauren. Squirrels (Backyard Animals). New York: Weigl Publishing, 2008. Murray, Peter. Squirrels. Chanhassen, MN: The Child’s World, 2006. Somervill, Barbara A. Gray Squirrel (Animal Invaders). Ann Arbor, MI: Cherry Lake Publishing, 2008. Thorington, Richard W. , and Katie E. Ferrell. Squirrels: The Animal Answer Guide. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. edu/critters/Sciurus_ carolinensis/ Environmental Education for Kids!

41 hibernates—Goes into a deep sleep for the winter; something certain animals do to survive the cold and the scarcity of food. immunity—A condition that makes an animal or human resistant to a disease. litter—A group of young animals born at the same time to a female. mammal—A warm-blooded animal that has hair or fur and nurses its young with its own milk. molted—Shed off skin or feathers when new ones grow in. nocturnal—Active during the night. omnivore—An animal that eats both other animals and plants to survive.

Than from hunters. As fast as squirrels are on Albino squirrels are rare their feet, thousands of them are run over by in nature, but there are cars while crossing roadways. But most types of more than two hundred squirrels are in no danger of becoming extinct. of them in Olney, Illinois. There are just too many of them. There are The town is proud of its exceptions. The red squirrel, as noted in the albino squirrels, and anyone previous chapter, is endangered in some who harms or kills one can be fined twenty-five dollars.

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