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If there’s one quality I admire about squirrels, it’s the creature’s outrageous tenacity. Squirrels never give up, especially when food is at stake. A squirrel will go nuts if you touch their acorns. Fighting to defend their territory, squirrels bark aggressively at intruders. Squirrels will even charge at an enemy, whether it’s a bird, rabbit, or another squirrel. My backyard is alive with squirrels: eastern gray squirrels and the ones West Virginians call fairy diddles, which are little red squirrels that appear to fly when they leap from tree to tree.