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Old 25-08-2014, 03:47 PM   #297
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Just Buried a dead Baby squirrel..Must have fallen out of the tree onto the pavement,poor thing

The word "squirrel", first specified in 1327, comes from Anglo-Norman esquirel from the Old French escurel, the reflex of a Latin word sciurus.. This Latin word was borrowed from the Ancient Greek word σκίουρος, skiouros, which means shadow-tailed, referring to the bushy appendage possessed by many of its members..The native Old English word for the squirrel, ācweorna, survived only into Middle English (as aquerne) before being replaced.. The Old English word is of Common Germanic origin, and cognates used by other countries to name the squirrel include the German Eichhhörnchen (diminutive of Eichhorn, which is not used), the Norwegian ikorn/ekorn, the Dutch eekhoorn, the Swedish ekorre and the Danish egern..Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa, and have been introduced to Australia.. The earliest known squirrels date from the Eocene and are most closely related to the mountain beaver and to the dormouse among living rodent families..Apart from these sometimes little-known fossil forms, the phylogeny of the living squirrels is fairly straightforward. The three main lineages are the Ratufinae (Oriental giant squirrels), Sciurillinae and all other subfamilies... idea is that there is a kind of memory in nature...Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example - I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation..Each kind of thing has a collective memory...

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