"The Squirrel" is a poem written by Mildred Bowers Armstrong. It describes the look and the mannerism of a squirrel. The poet says that the squirrel's tail is curvy and resembles a question mark. Its body, being grey, looks as if it is wearing a grey overcoat. The squirrel loves nuts, and it always sits upright while consuming one. Moreover, it also likes to play with the nuts. Since squirrels are easily startled and are quick to move, it is quite difficult to approach them. So, when the poet and her friends ran around the tree where the squirrel lived, it always made a point to disappear through the other way.