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American Red Squirrel or Pine Squirrel

Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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.

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55 Comments (1–25)

williefromwi
williefromwi 6 years ago

Thank you so much Luis

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Congrats Willie for this great series!

williefromwi
williefromwi 6 years ago

Thanks so much Susan Ellison

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 6 years ago

fab series!

williefromwi
williefromwi 6 years ago

Thanks so much Adrián Encontrado.

Adrián Encontrado
Adrián Encontrado 6 years ago

Nice expressions :)

williefromwi
williefromwi 6 years ago

Thanks Fyn Kynd, and thanks for the friends request on facebook. I post many more of my captures there then on here, as you will soon see. Some will be put up on Project Noah soon, however.

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Awesome spotting, congratulations William!

williefromwi
williefromwi 6 years ago

Thanks Carol, you know me, always striving for tack sharp, detail oriented, photos of my sightings.

williefromwi
williefromwi 6 years ago

Thanks for the kind words and comments, randp1, NuwanChathuranga, AntónioGinjaGinja, kiannab1, and Ajwerko. SOTD is quite an honor, and I am touched to have been chosen once again.

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 6 years ago

Congratulations on SOTD! You have such wonderful photos.

randp1
randp1 6 years ago

Great picture!

randp1
randp1 6 years ago

Great picture!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations Willie!

Great capture Wilie,beautiful,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

kiannab1
kiannab1 6 years ago

so cute!

Ajwerko
Ajwerko 6 years ago

Congratulations Willie!

williefromwi
williefromwi 6 years ago

Thank you, Sachin.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 6 years ago

Congratulation Williefromwi!

williefromwi
williefromwi 6 years ago

SOTD, Wow!, Thank you Project Noah for this great honor.

YukoChartraw, I sure did not see this coming, I was totally blindsided. I will have to put out an assortment of raw nuts for him tomorrow morning, I only hope that he and not the myriad of Eastern Grays that come to my feeders, do not eat them all before he gets a chance. I only have one of these cute guys, and a few dozen Eastern Grays.

Joshua Asel, Thanks you so much, I strive for nothing less then tack sharp images. Anything less then that, and I am not happy with myself, or the capture I made.

Thank you Reza

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 6 years ago

I knew that a SOTD was coming! Congratulations! Maybe this cute little guy deserves more nuts from you. ;-)

Congratulation Willie !

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

cute little guy, sharp images congrats

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Congratulations on another wonderful spotting of the day Bill!

A red squirrel chokes on a nut in our spotting of the day.

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williefromwi
williefromwi 6 years ago

Thanks so very much Ceherzog

williefromwi
Spotted by
williefromwi

Wisconsin, USA

Lat: 43.19, Long: -88.21

Spotted on Mar 26, 2013
Submitted on Mar 29, 2013

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