Squirrels are everywhere – for that reason they're one of the most-hunted animals in the United States, according to Mother Earth News. But you'll probably never eat one for three reasons: they're not that easy to catch, even if you're a hunter. Because they're so quick, they're hard to shoot decisively and you don't want to watch a wounded animal limp off into the woods to suffer.
Two: Even though they chatter and bark and generally make a racket around humans, squirrels can also stay still and silent for hours at a time, much longer than most humans are willing to perch on a tree stump waiting for them.
And three: Eating some parts of squirrels could turn you into a nutcase. In parts of Kentucky, eating squirrel brains is considered a delicacy. But doctors say some squirrels could carry Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, better known as mad-cow disease, which zombie-fies you by eating holes in your brains.
One more: Just look at the cuteness!