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Abert's Squirrel

Sciurus aberti

Description:

Abert’s squirrel can reach an average body length of 1.9 feet, with a tail length of up to 9.8 inches. The most distinguishing feature of this squirrel is its ear tufts, which can reach a length of up to 1.8 inches. Its long fur is typically grey in color, with a pale or white fur on the underbelly and a visible red stripe running down the back.

Habitat:

This fellow was sitting up in a ponderosa pine, grooming.

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3 Comments

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

What a cutey :)

joanbstanley
joanbstanley 7 years ago

It was definitely working at it. I stood there and watched for several minutes. When I finally walked away, it was still at it.

Lovely...cleanest squirrel I have ever seen!!

joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Angel Fire, New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Feb 25, 2014
Submitted on Mar 17, 2014

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