The Huffington Post
It's January 21 again, and that means it's
Squirrel Appreciation Day
There is no shortage of interesting
tales about this adorable and spunky critter, whether the story of the
squirrel who fought off crows to defend his fallen friend, or the
cat that raised a baby squirrel and taught it to purr.
mid-winter day is the perfect time to give thanks for the furry little
friends we might otherwise take for granted. And while they may be seen as
pests or a nuisance on other occasions, use
Squirrel Appreciation Day to show some love for them in all of their
animal beauty, and throw a couple of nuts their way while you're at it!
According to the NWF,
Squirrel Appreciation Day was created by Christy Hargrove, a wildlife
rehabilitator from North Carolina, in 2001.
Check out some incredible
photos of this diverse and amazing species below, and
CLICK HERE for more tips on how you can celebrate Squirrel Appreciation