The squirrel is a quite delightful charge, always shown sitting upright (known as sejant) and eating a nut, A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Squirrel in a most lifelike manner (as this author can attest due to the presence of exactly such a creature outside his window as I write this). It should not surprise us that the significance of such a creature upon a coat of arms is a love of the “sylvan retirement” to be found in the woods and forest. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P69