Mammals of Pennsylvania Online Resource

Common Name: Red Squirrel




Scientific Name:
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus  

Woodlands, especially coniferous forests, but also found in hardwood forests.

Mostly herbivorous - nuts, pine cones, fungi, bird eggs, and sap.

Interesting Facts:
Although they are tree squirrels, these animals also burrow and may store food underground.

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