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American Red Squirrel

Tamiasciurus hudsonicus


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.


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sanmiggums 11 years ago

He is hiding from the camra

DonnaBollenbach 11 years ago

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

Arun 11 years ago

nice capture !!

Jeannette 11 years ago

Very cute and great video :)

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 11 years ago

Thanks everybody!

Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 11 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 11 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 11 years ago

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

LeanneGardner 11 years ago

No Fyn, no Squirrels in Australia :(

DanielePralong 11 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 11 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 11 years ago

Very nice shot.

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 11 years ago


LeanneGardner 11 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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