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Red Squirrel

Sciurus vulgaris

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Squirrels belong to a large family of small or medium-sized rodents called the Sciuridae. The family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots (including woodchucks), flying squirrels, and prairie dogs. Squirrels are indigenous to the Americas, Eurasia, and Africa and have been introduced to Australia. Here spotted in Dutch forest.

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2 Comments

sttweets
sttweets 11 years ago

@Alice,
I think you're right, I should have called it a red squirrel. In Europe the red one is most common and is therefore just called squirrel. I'll change it.
Thanks, Sebastiaan

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 11 years ago

I don't know what he is eating, but he must like it. I want to call him your red-headed squirrel, but that is not accurate, he is red all over,

sttweets
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sttweets

Staphorst, Overijssel, Netherlands

Spotted on Aug 25, 2010
Submitted on Mar 10, 2011

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