How To Draw A Squirrel

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In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a squirrel in just a few quick steps, but first…

Interesting Facts about Squirrels

Squirrels belong to the large Sciuridae family of rodents that includes chipmunks, flying squirrels, ground squirrels, tree squirrels, marmots and prairie dogs.

Squirrels have been traced back to about 35 million years ago and were originally found in the Americas, Africa, Eurasia, and eventually brought to Australia.

Today, squirrels live across nearly all lands, except the coldest Polar Regions and driest deserts.

Did you know?

  • Squirrels have very strong claws that enable them to be excellent climbers.
  • While most squirrels eat seeds and nuts, fruits and vegetation, tree cones and mushrooms. Some squirrels are known to have eaten insects and small birds, young snakes and even smaller rodents.
  • Squirrels sharpen their teeth by chewing on branches and sometimes, even on live electrical lines, which is a common cause of electrical outages.
  • Often squirrels are considered as pests because they chew on many things, often dig holes searching for things they have buried and are cleverly persistent in getting to what they want.
  • Squirrels can sometimes be pets and trained to be fed by hand.

Since the beginning of human life on earth, squirrels have been hunted and eaten.

Squirrels have been presented as popular characters in books, movies, cartoons, video games and music.

How to Draw a Squirrel – Step-by-Step Tutorial

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