A fox squirrel lying with legs stretched in the grass.

Why Do Squirrels Lie Flat?

Caitlin Dempsey

There are several reasons for why squirrels will lie flat on the ground, a patio railing, or tree branch.

California ground squirrel sitting on the trunk of a fallen oak tree.

Camouflage: Ways Animals Blend in With Geography

Caitlin Dempsey

Camouflage is a way for animals and insects to blend in with their surroundings in order to avoid detection.