Friday, May 9, 2008

Curious wants to know, why do squirrels have bushy tails


Dear Dr. Jim

Just a curiosity question for you, why do squirrels have bushy tails?

I hope you can help me.

Curious Georgette in Georgia

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Dear Curious George

I don't know but what this is a trick question. At any rate the answer is fairly easy.

For this, I refer to Webster:
Squirrel: "any of various small or medium-sized rodents (family Sciuridae, the squirrel family) ... as any of numerous New or Old World arboreal forms having a long bushy tail and strong hind legs"

Then, by definition, the varmint would not be a squirrel without its bushy tail (and strong hind legs).

And if you were serious,
I hope this helps,
Dr. Jim




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5 comments:

Putz said...

so with that logic, why do kids have curley hair.....any one 6 years or younger with hair that won't stay in place is by definition,,,,,,a kid

Putz said...

so with that logic, why do kids have curley hair.....any one 6 years or younger with hair that won't stay in place is by definition,,,,,,a kid

Jim said...

Hey Mr. Putz, this is what I do when I don't really know the answer but do have to tell something.
I don't like to tell lies even though I don't believe lying that is not malicious is a sin.
Do you?
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Putz said...

i call it tall tales, or poetic license....when you write something that people will enjoy regardless, but i had an apostle in our church one, dunn, who told kids in religous class that something happened and he used it to prove a very strong religious principle and it didn't hap;pen, but he had entertaining class, and that is all i am after is etertainment

Jim said...

Now, now, you know squirels do have bushy tails! Most of them anyway, BY DEFINITION of a squirel, they do!
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