Sunday, February 13, 2011

Red Squirrels in Massachusetts

What do red squirrels look like?
The red squirrel is a small squirrel with reddish to reddish-gray fur on top and a white or cream underside. It has white around its eyes. It's tail is not as long or bushy as the tail of other tree squirrels. In the summer, the red squirrel may have a black stripe on its sides. Its curved front claws and powerful hind legs make it a very good climber and jumper.
These squirrels are not as common as the above mentioned but can be just as aggressive when trying to enter a home. We have seen reds that enter at foundations of a home as well as at roof lines. They are most commonly found in northeast MA and in the state of NH but service calls for such animals have been received in south shore MA.◦

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