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American Red Squirrel

Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Description:

Red squirrels can be easily identified from other North American tree squirrels by their smaller size, territorial behavior and reddish fur with a white venter (underbelly). Red squirrels are somewhat larger than chipmunks. The Douglas squirrel is morphologically similar to the American red squirrels, but has a rust-colored venter and is restricted to the southwestern coast of British Columbia and in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. These species' ranges do not overlap.

Habitat:

Friend's feeder.

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14 Comments

sanmiggums
sanmiggums 8 years ago

He is hiding from the camra

DonnaBollenbach
DonnaBollenbach 8 years ago

I loved the video. Everybody seemed to get plenty to snack on. What an adorable squirrel!

Arun
Arun 8 years ago

nice capture !!

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Very cute and great video :)

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Thanks everybody!

Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 8 years ago

I think I saw one today in my woods. I first thought it was a large Chipmunk and then saw it was a squirrel and it was making squeaking sounds like in your video and it had a white tummy and red tail. So adorable!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Very cute! I didn't know there was no squirrels in Australia! I thought there were always some species of squirrels everywhere on earth. We certainly learn something new every day on PN!

LiliWildNature
LiliWildNature 8 years ago

So cut ans fatty :) ! I love his little "quick" !

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

No Fyn, no Squirrels in Australia :(

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Nice shot and video Fyn! Squirrels are only found in the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa, and not in Australia (apart from some introduced ones). Mind you , that's a pretty wide distribution for a family!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Thanks RiekoS, Sachin Zaveri, Ali Hemati Pour!!! Leanne, you've never heard a squirrel? You don't have any in Australia? Thanks!

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Very nice shot.

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

Cool!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Oh he's so cute! Lovely photo Fyn & I liked your video too. That's the first time I've ever heard a Squirrel!

Fyn Kynd
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Fyn Kynd

Maine, USA

Spotted on Feb 12, 2013
Submitted on Feb 13, 2013

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