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hi! I happen to live in an area full of squirrels. I was wondering that because squirrels have teeth tough enough to crack open nuts and seeds would they be able to break a bone in say my finger? I know that it is highly unlikely a squirrel would attack me to this extent I am simply curious to know whether they have the jaw strength to do it. Thanks.

Wildlife Expert - Ken Burton

This is sort of a silly question, but...A squirrel's bite can exceed 7000 psi. For comparison, a human's bite is around 150 psi. Thus, a squirrels bite is about 50 times as strong as a human's. Though I don't know what force is required to break a human finger bone, I suspect it's not that much. Don't stick your fingers in squirrels' mouths.

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