This papercraft is cute Scrat, based on the American computer-animated adventure comedy film Ice Age [Buy the DVD]. The paper model is designed by LordBruco. Scrat was an acorn-obsessed saber-toothed squirrel that lived during the ice ages, attempting to store his prized acorn.
Scrat is a crossover of a squirrel and a rat, is small and has brownish fur. He has a pointed jaw like a rat and a body similar to a squirrel. Scrat also has small saber-teeth similar to a saber-tooth tiger and a large football shaped bushy tail about as big as his body.
Scrat, toting his acorn around, intended to store it safely for the winter, all the while undergoing a number of life-threatening experiences.
Scrat is always seen chasing his acorn. Once succeeded, he usually hugs it, buries it or pretends to eat it. This doesn't last for long as he always loses it. Scrat is usually a glutton for punishment, having to risk his life to get his nut back. He was struck by lightning, chased by avalanches, got into fights with piranhas and Sid. Scrat is also nutty when it comes to his acorn. As mentioned by Karen Disher in the Ice Age DVD commentary, for Scrat, his acorn always, always, always comes first.
In a special feature in the second film's DVD, his name has been stated to be a mix of the words "squirrel" and "rat", his species allegedly believed to have been a common ancestor of both. In the Ice Age DVD commentary, he is referred to as "The Scrat" by Directors Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha.