The squirrel is a small tree-dwelling beast of the rodent family, whose medieval reputation was of diligence and, oddly, anger. It is a period charge, found in the arms of Hadlaub, c.1340 [Zurich 478].
The squirrel is sejant erect by default. In that posture, it’s often drawn maintaining a nut between its forepaws, even when not specifically blazoned (though it frequently is).
Regana van Kortrijk bears: Azure, a squirrel argent.
Peregrine Fairchylde bears: Vair, a squirrel rampant gules.
Joscelin le esqurel bears: Sable, in pale three squirrels courant Or.