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December 11th, 2006

It's a Squirrely World [Dec. 11th, 2006|11:47 am]
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Scientist examines city squirrels' lives

By DON BABWIN, Associated Press Writer Mon Dec 11, 3:28 AM ET

CHICAGO - Squirrels hit the genetic lottery with their chubby cheeks and bushy tails. It's hard to imagine picnickers tossing peanuts and cookies at the rodents if they looked like rats.
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But good looks alone don't get you through Chicago winters. Nor do they help negotiate a treacherous landscape of hungry cats, cars and metal traps.

So how do they do it? And why do they search, huddle, dart, and sometimes forget where they hid their nuts?
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