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This cute little guy is the smallest of the tree squirrels in my part of the world. It has a reddish coat, with a white underbelly.
This cute little guy lives in an old growth deciduous forest. Normally these cute little guys had been living in pine forests and eating primarily seeds from pine cones. This guy however is dining on other food sources, and is a somewhat frequent visitor to one of my bird feeding stations.
Photographed in my yard, this cute little guy in photo number one looks like he does not like the nut he was eating, because he is sticking out his tongue. In actuality this guy was actually choking, and was trying to cough it up. I had never seen this happen before with a squirrel, and was thrilled to be able to make this capture so I could share it with you.