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Does a squirrel have 4 legs or 2 arms and 2 legs?
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I guess their front paws are very much like hands and maybe should be considered as such. I had a friend growing up that had a couple of squirrels(babies) that they had rescued. They were cool little buggers but they could be mean as hornets at the drop of a dime for no reason sometimes lol. They released them when they were big enough and they never left their property.

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(12-25-2015, 12:13 PM)ChillBro Swaggins Wrote: I guess their front paws are very much like hands and maybe should be considered as such. I had a friend growing up that had a couple of squirrels(babies) that they had rescued. They were cool little buggers but they could be mean as hornets at the drop of a dime for no reason sometimes lol. They released them when they were big enough and they never left their property.

I think the question to ask to answer the op's question is whether or not they can walk using only two appendages.  I believe the answer is no...so then they would have 4 legs.

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2 arms, 2 legs. If you look at the muscle/tendon structure of a deer and a raccoon, a squirrel is almost identical to a coon. While they can certainly walk on all fours to increase speed and maneuverability, their muscle structure provides them with the ability to use only 2, something a four-legged animal cannot do. Squirrels and coons can walk on just their hind legs and both have opposable thumbs. That alone, suggests 2 arm appendages to me. Coons and squirrels also have wrists, something four-legged animals don't have.

I dunno what the scientific answer is, but having butchered all of the above, I say 2 arms and 2 legs.
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(12-26-2015, 10:09 AM)Due Diligence Wrote: 2 arms, 2 legs. If you look at the muscle/tendon structure of a deer and a raccoon, a squirrel is almost identical to a coon. While they can certainly walk on all fours to increase speed and maneuverability, their muscle structure provides them with the ability to use only 2, something a four-legged animal cannot do. Squirrels and coons can walk on just their hind legs and both have opposable thumbs. That alone, suggests 2 arm appendages to me. Coons and squirrels also have wrists, something four-legged animals don't have.

I dunno what the scientific answer is, but having butchered all of the above, I say 2 arms and 2 legs.

I hear yah Due...maybe squirrels are inbetweeners.  I am just going by what I have seen...we have a squirrel that comes for food regularly and yes she uses her front arms/legs exactly like hands and arms she but comes and goes on all fours.  I have never saw one move about on their hinds legs. But they sit like a two legged animal.  Cute little buggers and very intelligent.
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their front paws are really pliable. I'm going with two back legs and two front 'arms' for what it's worth.
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Legs are used for walking, running and standing. A squirrel is an animal that is a quadruped. Meaning, that it walks on all four limbs. On that premise, squirrels have four legs.
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