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Spanish: Ardillas de árbol
By Mary Lynn Bushong
You see them in trees. Sometimes they are on the ground. They have long bushy tails. Do you know what they are? They are squirrels.
Some people like squirrels. They think they are funny animals. Other people do not like squirrels. Many of the things they do are destructive. They nest in attics. They dig in flower pots. They raid bird feeders.
There are 300 different kinds of squirrels all over the world. There are just ten in North America.
Tree squirrels build their nests, called dreys, in hollow trees. If there are no hollow trees, they make nests in the high branches. Look up in the tops of trees where you live. If you see a ball of leaves, that is probably a squirrel's nest.
The fox squirrel is the largest. The gray squirrel is medium sized. The red squirrel is the smallest. The gray squirrel is the most common.Paragraphs 6 to 13:
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