Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

American Red Squirrel

Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Description:

This brown and gray squirrel has a light underside, nose and ring around the eye. It was eating something off of the ground. "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."

Habitat:

Outside resort. It wasn't afraid of people. "The red squirrels range extends throughout most of forested Alaska. Their northern extent is at the crest of the Brooks Range, and extends all the way through southeast Alaska."


1 species ID suggestions

North American Red Squirrel
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

7 Comments

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 5 years ago

awww!

Thank you for the ID, Geoffrey!

Thank you LandmarkExpert and Marta! Yes this squirrel was very interested in my camera flash but when it got bored, I got the tail :)

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

heheee...the last one, she gave you the back tail :-)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 5 years ago

nice series, like the last photo!

Thank you Subin and Yuko! This little one was quite a character :)

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 5 years ago

Cute series!

Subin S
Subin S 5 years ago

Nice shot!! Cute as well!!

Alaska, USA

Lat: 60.96, Long: -149.11

Spotted on Jul 18, 2013
Submitted on Aug 4, 2013

Related spottings

Red Squirrel Douglas's Squirrel American Red Squirrel Red Squirrel

Nearby spottings

Black Bear scat Hoary Marmot Alaskan Cotton Grass Oxeye Daisy