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Eurasian red squirrel

Sciurus vulgaris

Description:

The coat of the Eurasian red squirrel varies in colour with time of year and location. It ranges from black to red. The underside of the squirrel is always white-cream in colour. Our local squirrels are almost black. Notice the ear brushes which get larger with winter approaching.

Habitat:

Mixed forest patch with many oak trees. Photographed from my living room window.

Notes:

This morning I found a very similar squirrel dead just further down on the side of the road. This is an area with speed limits and warnings about wildlife. People please slow down.

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11 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Thanks Mona! The ear tufts get longer in winter.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

What a cutey... love a lots the ears !!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Haha Emma:-) I was delighted to see this little guy at the very same spot yesterday again. The day before I have sadly found a dead one along the road :-( (see notes).

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

Hair raising experience!! LOL

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

great shot!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Adarsha!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Very cute.....

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks for your comments guys:-)

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

thats a lovely squirrel Daniele .......
hope people ay heed to the road and speed limit signs and act accordingly :(

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Cute fellow!

DanielePralong
Spotted by
DanielePralong

Chardonne, Vaud, Switzerland

Spotted on Nov 15, 2012
Submitted on Nov 22, 2012

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