Red Squirrel - Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
This is a Red Squirrel looking for its prey.
This is a Red Squirrel looking for its prey.
  This is a Red Squirrel laying in a snowy tree.
This is a Red Squirrel laying in a snowy tree.
This is a red squirrel looking out to see what's around itself.
This is a red squirrel looking out to see what's around itself.
Scientific Classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuidae
Genus: Sciurus
Subgenus: Sciurus
Species: S. vulgaris
Description:

The Red Squirrel's typical body length is between 19 and 23 centimeters and has tail length between 15-20 centimeters. The Red Squirrel has a mass between 250-340 grams. The Color of the Red Squirrel varies between location and season. The coat colors vary from black to red.
Habitat:

The red squirrel can be found in Europe and Asia. The red Squirrel lives in coniferous and deciduous forests.
Predators and Prey

The prey of a Red Squirrels are birds such as bluejays, rabins and other songbirds. Its predators are Eurasian wild cats and pine martens and the red fox.
Native or Invasive

The Red Squirrel is native to Canada and The eastern part of America. Such as New England and the Mid-Atlantic region.
Form vs. Function

- The fur helps to keep the Red Squirrel warm in the winter time.
- The claws help to fight off predators
- Its teeth help to be able to eat hard things such as nuts, pine seeds, or cones.
Interesting Facts

- The Red Squirrels diet changes depending on where they are living
- The Red Squirrels coat changes colors depending on where they are and has a broad range in colors.






Resources



1. Red Squirrel - Nature Works, Retrieved at 8:42 am November 14, 2012
http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/redsquirrel.htm
2. Red Squirrel- Wikipedia, Retrieved at 8:35 am November 14, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_squirrel
3. Red squirrel- Arkive, Retrieved 8:33 am November 26, 2012
http://www.arkive.org/red-squirrel/sciurus-vulgaris/