Red Squirrel – 6/22/23

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 6/22/23

Observation Time: 11:15 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Red Squirrel

Scientific Name: Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Comments: Red squirrels can be easily distinguished from other North American tree squirrels by their smaller size, territorial behavior, and reddish fur with a white underbelly. Red squirrels are somewhat larger than chipmunks and lack chipmunks’ distinctive stripes.

Red squirrels are territorial. This one was being chased away by another one.

More Information: Wikipedia