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Saber-tooth squirrel
Scrat and acorn
Physical Attributes
Kingdom Mammalia
Species Rattus Acornus Sciurus
Height Approx. 8 ft'
Eye Color Varying
Fur Color Varying
Diet Omnivore

Saber-tooth squirrels were small, long-toothed mammals that lived during the ice ages.


Small, relentless mammals, the saber-toothed squirrel's closest relative was evidently the squirrels common to wooded areas, though the saber-tooth squirrels sported the eponymous namesake of having two long, pointed teeth inside of a long pointed snout as well as two massive eyes and a foxlike tail. Saber-tooth squirrels were one of the less intelligent of ice age creatures, obsessed with their acorns as they were, even willing to follow the paths that brought them to whatever acorns they could gather to their demise. Some saber-tooth squirrels, as it transpired, had the ability to glide in the air, akin to a sugar glider or flying squirrel, though this was a trait that some lacked.

A group of Saber-tooth squirrels resided in the island of Scratlantis. Unlike others of their kind, they walked upright, had opposable thumbs, had no visible tails, wore clothes, and possessed the power of speech.


See also: Scrat

Scrat was perhaps the most prolific of his kind, going through many trials and hardships to take his acorn for himself.


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Behind the Scenes[]


Cronopio dentiacutus

  • The saber-tooth squirrel is a fictional creature, as explained by Chris Wedge, who voices Scrat.
    • In 2002, scientists in Argentina uncovered the remains of an extinct, shrew-like mammal with long fangs which was dubbed Cronopio dentiacutus in 2011[1].
  • Scrat has 887 joints, which that's over four times as many as a human.[2].
  • The Saber-toothed Squirrel (Cronopio dentiacutus) actually wasn’t a true animal from the Ice Age, but it actually lived during the days of the dinosaurs, the Playing Darwin bio incorrectly stated that it lived during the Triassic, but Saber-toothed Squirrel in reality actually lived in the Early days of the Cretaceous, Scrat could’ve actually lived with the dinosaurs before he accidentally went into the Ice Age.