Saturday, December 18, 2010
Red Squirrel of the Vermilon River. Post to Camera Critters #141
They are solitary except for the mother after the birth of her young. They are smaller than the gray or black but larger than a chipmunk. They are no longer restricting themselves to coniferous forests, but are expanding into mixed forests.
The fellow depicted here allowed me to get fairly close because he was in a dense tree, and concentrating on his lunch. The photos were taken at the lower end of the Long Lake wetland. In earlier posts I took my readers on a tour of the wetlands. See the archives if you want to tour them. He is in no way habituated; he is a creature of the forest, and took off as fast as possible once lunch was complete.
Information primarily from Nature Works.
Post to Camera Critters # 141