When we went to Wisconsin this summer, our parents took us to the Milwauke Zoo, which is famous for its chimpanzees that we didn't see.
There's something you need to know about here. We see donkeys, camels, and horses all the time. Whether you're on your way to the Dead Sea, or still in Amman. They could crossing the street, resting in vacant lots, or giving people rides. But there aren't any rodents. You want to know why?
There are so many cats here that you can't go one day whithout seeing at least five. Sometimes they get onto the school grounds, there are several that live at the embassy, and they are ALWAYS in dumpsters or fields or roads, anywhere you go, there will be at least one cat. I guarentee it. So what do they do? They eat all of our squirrels, chipmunks, mice, rats, and any other rodent that once lived here. A squirrel, here, is about as rare as a camel in the states.
So, my brother has been here for two years, through the ages five and six. Very vital learning years, no?
Anyways, we were at the elephant exhibit at the zoo, and a chipmunk ran right by our feet. A little girl exclaimed: "Look, a chipmunk!" And my brther leaned over, and said very matter-of-factly:
"No, I'm pretty sure that's a squirrel."