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

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

    {Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) spotted in the UK by JungleDragon moderator, Claire Hamilton} #JungleDragon #RedSquirrel #Sciurusvulgaris

    Claire has a real knack for capturing the essence and beauty of wildlife through her photography! Check out more of her photos here: https://www.jungledragon.com/user/574/popular

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    Posted one year 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 one year 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 one year 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 one year 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