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Reddish brown back, white belly. In the summer they have a black stripe along their sides. White eye rings. Food: seeds, pine cones... they cache lots of food. One sign of Red squirrel is a pile of cone casings on a stump, root or rock where they have "processed" them... called a midden
These two have been in our wood pile all winter... it is covered with a tarp to keep the rain out and there is a maze of tunnels amongst the firewood, plus seed from the bird feeder above drops right into their front yard. One has a long luxurious tail, the other looks like it has lost part of its tail and the upper edge is black. They have successfully defended their territory from the many gray squirrels that raid our feeder.