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Red Squirrel Ventured out into the woods today and was well rewarded by seeing three young squirrels, they are such a delight! Fall,Geotagged,Isle of Wight,Red squirrel,Sciurus vulgaris,United Kingdom,mammals Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Red Squirrel

Ventured out into the woods today and was well rewarded by seeing three young squirrels, they are such a delight!

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  1. Adorable! Posted 7 months ago
  2. lol like you caught a lady under the shower. Posted 7 months ago
    1. Ha ha, that's funny! Posted 7 months ago
    2. Thanks for the laugh Ferdy, what a great interpretation. And gorgeous image Claire, delightful. Posted 7 months ago, modified 7 months ago
      1. Brilliant wasn't it, and thank you! Posted 7 months ago
  3. Today's Facebook post:

    Simply adorable. Fantastically quirky! Definitely curious. Maybe a bit cheeky? How would you caption this red squirrel photo?

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    Posted 7 months ago
  4. Great capture Claire, we also still have the red squirrel in Cumbria, although the greys have been and continue to be a constant threat north of Shap Fell over the past 20-25 years. Posted 7 months ago
    1. Thank you! Very fortunate on the Isle of Wight that there are no greys. I did see something on Autumn Watch that they were introducing Polecats to areas where there are both greys and reds as the polecats favour the greys. Interesting! Posted 7 months ago
      1. Hi Claire, Yes I saw that too, let's hope. It's only in the coniferous forests that the reds can out-compete the greys but it's the squirrel pox which is the real devastator. 18 months ago our reds, in my village caught it and were shot - but they're back now & touch wood, healthy. Cheers, David Posted 7 months ago

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The red squirrel or Eurasian red squirrel is a species of tree squirrel in the genus ''Sciurus'' common throughout Eurasia. The red squirrel is an arboreal, omnivorous rodent.

Similar species: Rodents
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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Uploaded Nov 6, 2020. Captured Nov 6, 2020 11:56 in Burnt House Ln, Sandown PO36 0HB, UK.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/5.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO1600
  • 210mm