What would happen if squirrels went extinct?

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    Squirrels, like every animal, play an important role in the ecosystem. One of the roles the squirrel plays in the ecosystem is they essentially plant acorns that turn into trees. Each year, squirrels collect perhaps thousands of nuts and acorns which they squirrel away (pardon the pun) in numerous places for the winter when food becomes scarce. As you can imagine, not all of these nuts are unearthed so they sprout and become trees.

    Squirrels are also important prey items for the American mink, other weasels, red foxes, bobcats, grey wolves, coyotes, lynx, and birds of prey, such as red-tailed hawks.

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    Squirrels are often thought to be a nuisance by people, but in forests the presence of squirrels is useful indicator for the health of the forest. The are instrumental in forest composition because they often bury seeds that later sprout. Squirrels are also the main prey species for many predatory animals such as fox, wildcats, hawks, owls and snakes. Humans may not feel an immense direct impact by the disappearance of squirrels, but it would change the face of forests and disrupt the food chain

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    Squirrels are often thought to be a nuisance by people, but in forests the presence of squirrels is useful indicator for the health of the forest. The are instrumental in forest composition because they often bury seeds that later sprout. Squirrels are also the main prey species for many predatory animals such as fox, wildcats, hawks, owls and snakes. Humans may not feel an immense direct impact by the disappearance of squirrels, but it would change the face of forests and disrupt the food chain.

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