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Red squirrel (male) Taken at Alverstone Mead Nature Reserve Geotagged,Red squirrel,Sciurus vulgaris,United Kingdom,Winter,isle of wight,squirrels Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

    comments (7)

  1. So sweet! Posted one year ago
    1. Just gorgeous aren't they! Posted one year ago
      1. They really are!! Posted one year ago
  2. Superb shot, the fur detail and light is amazing! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! Posted one year ago
  3. A most beautiful red squirrel image Claire. Posted 10 months ago
  4. So cute!! Posted 4 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.

In Great Britain, Italy and Ireland, numbers have decreased drastically in recent years. This decline is associated with the introduction by humans of the eastern grey squirrel from North America and habitat loss. Due to this, without conservation the species could be extirpated from Britain by 2030.

Similar species: Rodents
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Jan 3, 2019. Captured Jan 3, 2019 13:29 in Burnt House Ln, Sandown PO36 0HB, UK.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/2.8
  • 1/250s
  • ISO500
  • 170mm