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American Red Squirrel

Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Description:

About the same size as an Eastern Chipmunk. As cute as these little guys are, they are super destructive to my cabin, and a pest in general. One ate a hole in the front of my cutlery drawn and made a nest in it! They eat mostly conifer seeds, but will eat anything not under lock and key. Their numbers seem to dwindle every so often in a cycle based around the presence of the martin. The martin either decimates their population or causes them to move on.

Habitat:

Diverse woods near a small lake.

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3 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

Sweet baby!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Love the picture and the story!

Austin Jacobs
Austin Jacobs 9 years ago

A number of people where I'm from don't like these squirrels, but I love their personalities. Awesome photos.

TKBotting
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TKBotting

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Oct 11, 2011
Submitted on Sep 20, 2012

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