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Red Squirrel

Tamiasciurus hudsonicus


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


Mixed woods


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.

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kasiakk 8 years ago

I loooove it. It's so cute!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

This picture looks to me so pretty!

galewhale..Gale 9 years ago

Alice they definitely can do damage.... our house runs on photovoltaics and so we have no power lines coming down our long road. We had to run the phone line down on the ground and a couple of times the phone has gone dead.... you guessed it.... squirrels (no sure if red or gray). That's why we feed them haha hope bird seed is more appealing than cable!

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

As a girl in Indiana, my father used to get frustrated with them. We lived in the country and they used to chew through the electric wires that gave us power to the house.

jamerbean 9 years ago

How cute!

alicelongmartin 9 years ago


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Maine, USA

Spotted on Jan 1, 2011
Submitted on Mar 16, 2011

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