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Eurasian red squirrel

Sciurus vulgaris


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.


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


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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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 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 9 years ago

Thanks Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

great shot!

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thank you Adarsha!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Very cute.....

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Thanks for your comments guys:-)

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!

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Chardonne, Vaud, Switzerland

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


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