Squirrels Ask for Food the Same Way They Ask for Sex

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Lots of room for confusion here. Photo: Courtesy of Walkers

The Washington Post, of all places, takes on the topic of squirrel linguistics, breaking the rodents' chatter down into four sounds. It turns out the quiet "muk muk," which "resembles a stifled sneeze," is both the sound baby squirrels make when they require a feeding and the syllables male squirrels utter when they want to bang. It must be exceedingly awkward if anyone ever gets the meaning confused. [WP]