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If you have any knowledge of biology or evolution, it should be clear that the tails of squirrels serve a purpose. After all, it is hard to come up with an animal that has a tail but doesn’t use it. Since the tails on squirrels are so eye-catching due to their size, it makes sense that they serve several important purposes.
As with other animals known for their climbing and balancing abilities, the squirrel uses its tail to help maintain its balance. When a squirrel is walking along a telephone line or crossing treetops, it places its tail carefully to counterbalance its weight and ensure it is well balanced. If a squirrel happens to lose its balance and falls a reasonable distance, the animal can even extend its tail like a parachute to slow down its descent and minimize the risk of injuries from the fall.
Squirrels also use their tails to communicate with each other and express their feels. If a squirrel is alarmed, for example, it will flick its tail. Experts have figured out that three quick flicks of the tail in succession lets other squirrels know that there is danger nearby. When squirrels are aggressive, they fluff their tail up. If you see a squirrel waving or shivering its tail during the breeding season, this is to attract a mate.
Communication and balance don’t necessarily require a tail as large and fluffy as the one the squirrel has. This makes you wonder why it is fluffy. This is partially to keep the animal warm. During the coldest winter months, squirrels will wrap their tails around themselves like a blanket, giving them a way to stay warm that is always handy. They will also sometimes do the same thing when it is raining to keep the majority of their fur dry.
The tail is even helpful in the summer, letting the squirrel block out the sun due its large size. By blocking the sun, the tail can protect the squirrels from the hot rays and help them stay cool. Additionally, squirrels have the unique ability to pump more blood into their tails which lets them lower their body temperature and further stay cool.
Squirrels Without Tails
It is not unheard of for a squirrel to lose its tail in some way, such as an accident. While this is rare, there is more than enough evidence that squirrels can easily survive without tails. Some activities may be more challenging, but they will still survive.