Cute fact of the day | Squirrels

Carrie Bradshaw once said: "You can't be friends with a squirrel! A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit!"
Well it seems a lot of us still find them to be too cute!
But besides the furry coat did you actually know that squirrels can jump a distance of up to 20 feet? Also they have 5 toes on their back feet and 4 toes on their front. Their front toes are very sharp and help in gripping tree bark for climbing. The word "squirrel" comes from the ancient Greek language and means "shadow tail".