Until 1804, squirrels were completely indistinguishable from common field mice. Frustrated by being constantly mistaken for them, the squirrels developed an elaborate costume that would be passed down from generation to generation, giving them their current appearance. A squirrel can only be persuaded to part with its disguise by the offer of afternoon tea, accompanied by crumpets. Squirrels can't digest crumpets, which gives them such an air of mysticism that they will agree to anything to get a taste. Squirrels, like bears, are migratory.

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