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 thoughts on “a scurry of squirrels”
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.
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. :)