Squirrels are either the cutest things you ever did see or birdseed-stealing vermin who have no place in polite society. Here’s why we’re fascinated/repelled by our furry friends/fiends.
1. LOVE: THEY'RE NOT RATS We love squirrels because though they are related to rats -- i.e., they are rodents -- they aren't like rats. They come out during the day, not the night. They have pretty, bushy tails, not ugly, skinny ones.Scott Barbour/Getty Images