I have always had a fascination with the family Sciuridae i.e. squirrels, chipmunks, prairie dogs, marmots, particularly squirrels as long as I can remember. Living in Montreal it all started with the Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). For my M.Sc. degree I even thought of joining the likes of Dr. Denis Réale or Dr. Stan Boutin just so I can have the opportunity to hold one. I still dream of having one as a pet; I’ve heard and seen many stories where people adopt orphaned and injured squirrels. Maybe that will be me one day, until then I’ll be satisfied with capturing them in action constantly being cute.