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Canada 1 461

Observed: 25th July 2010 By: GillyPopps
Canada 1 461
Description:

Squirrel collecting pine cones. Tail quite long but not as bushy as UK's Red Squirrel and did not have tufted ears. Can anyone verify this for me please?

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North American red squirrel

It looks like a NA red squirrel to me, with the red pelage and light colour around the eyes. There's a photo of one on my Manitoba web page http://www.sinclair2.karoo.net/Canada/canada.html, although not as good as yours!
Eurasian red squirrels Sciurus vulgaris don't live in the Americas.

Gill Sinclair
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