It’s not a very glamorous rodent, but then that might just be an oxymoron in itself. Squirrels live on every continent of the Earth except Antarctica. They have adapted to life with humans quite well and are so common they are often overlooked or ignored. I admire their fearlessness. They leap from perch to perch, scurry up trees, and run full speed down the bark, always sure of their footing. Confident of their speed and agility, they tempt fate against stronger and bigger predators. And to top it all off, they are planners, thinkers, collecting food while it’s abundant, and saving it for the famine of Winter. Pretty smart for a rodent.