The squirrel is a rodent that resides in the forests of Camp Wawanakwa and Pahkitew Island. They make numerous appearances throughout the series, including during seasons in which the cast is not competing on one of the two islands.
At the beginning of the opening sequence, a camera pushes a squirrel out of a hole in a tree. Soon after, squirrels are seen peacefully sitting by DJ. This continues until a fish falls on him, causing the squirrel and several other animals to attack him, even though he is supposed to be an animal lover.
In The Sucky Outdoors, the squirrels make fun of Katie and Sadie when they get lost in the woods by mimicking their argument, mouthing the words, and making the faces. The squirrels also laugh a little as they do so.
In X-Treme Torture, early in the morning, an annoyed squirrel smacks a tweeting bird off a tree.
In Search and Do Not Destroy, a squirrel is seen coming out of the tree with a cup of coffee.In Hide and Be Sneaky, Gwen punches a squirrel, who is near her hiding spot before it can reveal her location to Chef who is hunting the contestants to eliminate them from the challenge. Later, when Geoff climbs a tree, an acorn falls off it and knocks out a passing squirrel.
In Camp Castaways, a squirrel is seen floating away from the island, on top of a submarine.
In Dial M for Merger, a squirrel is seen falling into the tomato bath, in which the cast is sitting in after smelling their stench.
In Aftermath: Bridgette Over Troubled Water, the squirrel makes a brief appearance in the aftermath in a never-before-seen clip of Harold's "best" moments. It is also seen punching Harold in the face, with its fist enlarging to a much greater size, after it becomes annoyed with his stream of trivial facts.
In Aftermath: Revenge of the Telethon, the squirrel is seen during the "DJ's World of Animals" segment, in which a clip is shown of DJ feeding a squirrel food in Central Park, when a bicycle suddenly runs it over, squishing it to the ground.
During Dawn's audition tape, a squirrel appears on a branch nearby. She takes it in her hand and explains that she's going to use her money to help Mother Earth. The squirrel then is taken away by an eagle, shocking her.
When Camp Wawanakwa becomes radioactive, the squirrel is now heavily mutated. Its eyes blink vertically opposed to horizontally, along with its tongue being extremely long and it having the ability to shoot lasers from its eyes. Also, becoming completely hairless as well. In addition, it became either a carnivorous or omnivorous animal, as it eats a butterfly.
In Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!, when the contestants first arrive to the island, they think they are being chased by a large monster, but it turns out to be a squirrel. Dakota later tries to pet the squirrel, wanting it, but it proceeds to shoot lasers at her. During the first challenge, while Brick tries to pull an axe from his team's totem, the squirrel appears again. After being agitated by Mike, the squirrel shoots more lasers from its eyes, cutting down the Mutant Maggots totem, giving them a lead in the challenge.
In Runaway Model, a squirrel is seen hanging around in some scenes and joining in on the mutant animal fight in the woods.
In Eat, Puke and Be Wary, a squirrel appears in the beginning of the episode, disintegrating three birds with its laser. Later, a few of them attack Cameron, while he is looking for ingredients to cook his dish.
Another squirrel appears in The Enchanted Franken-Forest eating the giant fly that is trying to kiss Cameron.
In Saving Private Leechball, Sam encounters a squirrel in a tree on Boney Island, while trying to avoid the animals trying to get him. The squirrel throws a nut at Sam, knocking him into the angry horde.
In Moon Madness, a group of squirrels is seen. They have been affected by the Blue Harvest Moon, and became savage as a result.
In The Final Wreck-ening, when the island is sinking, a squirrel is seen holding up a sign showing the world falling apart, laughing hysterically. It is then later seen with the other animals, escaping in the Boat of Losers.
This season features a new contestant named Ella, who has the ability to charm any animal by singing. One of these animals is the squirrel, which is commonly seen near her when she sings.
- The squirrel is one of the few animals to appear in every Total Drama season so far