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Today on Bing is squirrel, Wow!



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Observing a squirrelly day
January 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day. Really. It was established by Christy Hargrove, a wildlife rehabilitator from North Carolina, to draw attention to the importance of these remarkably widespread creatures. Native to five continents and currently living on six (there's no Antarctic squirrel), there are about 285 species of squirrels in the world, ranging from the tiny African pygmy squirrel to the Bhutan giant flying squirrel (when in Bhutan, be ready to duck).

Like most squirrels, the Eurasian red squirrel pictured here eats primarily nuts and berries. It also has a habit of burying caches of food for later consumption—and even 'pretending' to bury food to mislead other animals that might be watching. But squirrel brain capacity being what it is, the squirrel inevitably forgets where some of the food has been buried. Out of that grows one of the humble squirrel's most important roles in the forest ecosystem: It's an inadvertent planter of new trees and bushes. Three cheers for the squirrel!

Go & take a quiz, Kris, the 3rd question is somewhat challenging for me.
https://cn.bing.com/search?q=eurasi...0121_0800%22
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How do squirrels help the forest?
Your answer
By planting trees and bushes #8201;84% got this right
Most squirrels bury caches of food for later consumption, but squirrel brain capacity being what it is, they inevitably forget where some of the food has been buried. Out of that grows one of the humble squirrel's most important roles in the forest ecosystem: It's an inadvertent planter of new trees and bushes.

It's interesting that the "forgetful" squirrel is used as a mascot for saving money in Japan. :-)
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Surprised and glad to see a lot of squirrels in Mrs. Teaspoon!



Hi, Kris, Is there a kind of white squirrels? I see white lions recently, which I only saw in cartoons before.
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Squirrel Appreciation Day! What fun, I didn't know about such a day. So here is a pretty portrait on a USSR stamp, part of a set of 5 woodland animals. 1989 In answer to your question: there are very rare albino squirrels, just as there are albino mice and rats. In nature they might not have the advantage of blending into the surroundings.
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in Pushkin's Tale of Tsar Saltan there is a wonderful squirrel. She nibbles golden nuts with emerald cores and sings songs

Here's a wonder, though, worth telling —
There's a little squirrel dwelling
In a fir tree; all day long,
Cracking nuts, it sings a song.
Nuts-most wondrous to behold!
Every shell is solid gold;
Kernels — each an emerald pure!
That's a wonder, to be sure.
Translated from the Russian by Louis Zellikoff

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Christmas 2017 stamp from Greece
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This yugoslavian squirrel with rainbow tail can play many sports : volley-ball,canoeing,gymnastics,fencing
Universiade Zagreb 1987 (the stamps are from 1986)
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flying squirrel and red squirrel


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One of the oldest "squirrel on stamp" : Spanish Andorra,1949
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Squirrel from the Republic of Touva. 1935

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Squirrel and hazelnuts (Romania,2014)
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I think this is the oldest squirrel on a postage stamp - the "squirrelsaurus". Germany, Bergedorf, private post office, 1887

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Jerry the Squirrel (by Steffy Merz)
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Hi, Alexey, it's really old old stamp, what is "squirrelsaurus" by the way , I can't find any info on it! And any interesting (historical) info on the stamp itself;


Oops, overlooked a happy squirrel feeding in the woods in the bottom fringe. Foods are so abundant, it is really the good omen for the new year!

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