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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.
This fellow was sitting up in a ponderosa pine, grooming.
Spotted on Feb 25, 2014
Submitted on Mar 17, 2014