Our friendly neighborhood animal, the squirrel, is actually more intelligent than you might think. They also might not be what you expected either. Squirrels are classified into a family known as Sciuridae. This family contained small and medium sized rodents including six species of squirrel, the tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs.
Squirrels are actually more intelligent than one might think. They can remember hundreds of locations of buried food and can even find it in a foot of snow! However, other squirrels often steal food so, some squirrels pretend to hide food to trick others. They can have up to 25% of their food supply for the winter stolen.