a scurry of squirrels


Following up on yesterday’s joy in learning a few new terms for collective nouns in English, I found myself wondering whether there were any interesting names for a group of squirrels. Indeed, squirrels did not disappoint: one say “a scurry of squirrels.” I find this especially pleasing, given that squirrels do tend to scurry.


This member of a scurry appears not to be in a hurry.


A furry member of a scurry, showing off the fluff of its tail in the sunlight.


A blurry flurry of a departing scurry.

In fact, at least 2 of these photos are of the same squirrel, so perhaps this is an insufficient quantity of squirrels to form a scurry. (Does anyone know the requisite number of squirrels for a scurry?)

2 responses to “a scurry of squirrels

  1. I didn’t know this and feel more empowered to face the rest of my life knowing that a group of squirrels is a scurry. Thank you.

  2. A scurry of squirrels! This is Important Information. Also, I forgot that the squirrels in New England are a different color from the squirrels we have here in California.
    Also also, these are cute photos with charming captions. :)

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