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Wednesday, October 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Reader photo: Home sweet squirrel

UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Lisa Miller took this photo of a squirrel living in a birdhouse at Loon Lake, Washington, several years ago in May. (Lisa Miller / Courtesy)
Lisa Miller took this photo of a squirrel living in a birdhouse at Loon Lake, Washington, several years ago in May. (Lisa Miller / Courtesy)

Lisa Miller took this photo of a squirrel living in a birdhouse in Loon Lake, Wash. several years ago in May.

Squirrels, a type of rodent, are closely related to mountain beavers and dormouse. There are more than 200 species of squirrels, and they live on every continent except Antarctica and Australia.

The word squirrel comes from the Latin word scirurus, which itself comes from a Greek word meaning “shadow-tailed.”

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