The first issue is the large extended family. I had a hard enough time growing up with two sisters and a brother, can you imagine sharing a room with 5 to 13 siblings as well as several other generations all hanging around the house. A bigger issue is the fact that every minute of every day something is trying to eat you. For these squirrels, that I photographed at Crex Meadows, there are badgers, fox, coyotes, snakes, hawks, owls and more that are all looking to invite them for dinner. But without these guys, and other similar mammals we would not have a world because even though they get no respect they are the base of the worlds food chain.