The American red squirrel occupies all of the temperate, forested regions of northern North America. An adult weighs between 145 and 260 g (5 to 9 oz.)
The American red squirrel constructs its nest in the branches or in cavities of trees or stumps. In winter, it lives on food that it diligently stored during late summer and autumn. A single cache may contain several hundred spruce or pine cones.
Wide distribution and diurnal habits means this active little squirrel is very frequently seen by humans. Its loud, rolling "Tcher-r-r" and scolding chatter are familiar sounds in the northern forests. The American red squirrel packs a lot of 'attitude' into its small frame...