Squirrels are found throughout North America, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Africa. They are classified as a small to medium sized rodent. There are several species of squirrel in the Ohio and Pennsylvania areas including Eastern Gray Squirrels, Fox Squirrels, Red Squirrels, and Southern Flying Squirrels. Squirrels typically have a slim body, big eyes, soft fur, and a bushy tail. Their tail is used for communication and also for insulation against the colder temperatures. Squirrels have excellent vision and sense of touch.
Female squirrels can reproduce once or twice a year. After a gestation period of 3- 6 weeks, there are usually 3-4 young born. Although, they are capable of having between 2-9 young. The lifespan of a wild squirrel is between 5- 10 years.