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Rock Squirrel Rock squirrels are one of the largest members of the Scuridae family, growing to nearly a foot in length, not including their long, bushy tails which are nearly as long as their bodies. Omnivorous, they eat seeds, insects, mesquite beans, fruits, carrion, small birds and eggs. Watch this rock squirrel having a snack!
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