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American Red Squirrel

Tamiasciurus hudsonicus


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."


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."

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North American Red Squirrel
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

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outsidegirl0 10 years ago


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 10 years ago

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

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 10 years ago

nice series, like the last photo!

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

YukoChartraw 10 years ago

Cute series!

Subin S
Subin S 10 years ago

Nice shot!! Cute as well!!

Alaska, USA

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

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