Five-squirrel rating



Noah Berger photo

10 October 2001 | The place that this bushy-tailed critter calls home is among the most squirrel-friendly campuses in the nation. That’s according to California resident Jonathan Gottshall, creator of “The Campus Squirrel Listings” Web site. The squirrel lover gives Berkeley a five-squirrel rating (out of five).

“The quality of an institution of higher learning can often be determined by the size, health and behavior of the squirrel population on campus,” Gottshall says. He calls Berkeley “the absolute best place I've found for a squirrel session. The lush landscaping supports lots of big fluffy Fox Squirrels, and many of the students and visitors there seem to really appreciate them!” The site — located at — includes photos of campus squirrels.


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