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Red squirrels smaller than grays but more aggressive

This photo from last March was taken when a perturbed red squirrel perched on the limb of a red maple and proceeded to give me a piece of its mind. (photo: Bill Danielson)
This photo from last March was taken when a perturbed red squirrel perched on the limb of a red maple and proceeded to give me a piece of its mind. (photo: Bill Danielson)
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The red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus), also known as the “chickaree” or “pine squirrel,” is the smallest tree squirrel in the Capital Region. With a body length of 7 to 8 inches and a tail 4 to 6 inches in length, it is noticeably smaller than its cousin the gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), which has a body length of 8 to 10 inches and tail of 8 to 10 inches. But red squirrels make up for ...


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