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Squirrel is one among the medium and small sized rodents of the Sciuridae family. In Indian you can find two species of squirrel: Palm Squirrel and giant squirrel.
The palm squirrel is also known as three-stripe palm squirrel as it has three stripes on the back of it. This species is considered to be sacred in India and is even fed by many Hindu families. It is believed to be associated with Lord Rama. The giant squirrel dwells in the tress and leaves and rarely leaves from there. They construct their nest on the tall profusely branched trees. It can jump up to 6 meter from tree to tree. Its main predator is the birds.
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