What is squirrel?

A squirrel is any one of the small rodents in the family Sciuridae.

Squirrels are generally small animals, ranging in size from the African pygmy squirrel, at 7-10 cm (2.8-3.9 in) in length, and just 10 g (0.35 oz) in weight, to the Alpine marmot, which is 53-73 cm (21-29 in) long, and weighs from 5 to 8 kg (11 to 18 lb).

Squirrels have slender bodies with bushy tails and large eyes.