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Squirrels are a species of villager in the Animal Crossing series. They resemble real squirrels with their fluffy tails and facial features. Most of the squirrels also possess a pinstripe pattern on their tail; Kit, Sylvana and Tasha are the only exceptions. Most squirrels' initial catchphrases have "nut" or relate to it. Though some squirrels resemble other species, e.g. chipmunks, in Animal Crossing they are all labeled squirrels.
There are twenty-one squirrel villagers so far, of which only six are male, compared to fifteen female squirrels. Of these, six are normal, four are peppy, four are snooty, two are cranky, two are jocks, one is lazy, one is smug, and one is uchi. Out of the squirrels, Kit is the only squirrel to not appear in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo.
- The squirrels, alongside the frogs and the mice, are the only species to retain their classic physique in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
- Chestnut is a squirrel special character who was cut from Animal Crossing but still exists in the game's data.