Fresh red squirrel tracks

While on a short hike with the Woodsboy this afternoon we came across these crisp Eurasian red squirrel (sciurus vulgaris) tracks in the snow.

The larger prints on top are from the hind feet, and the smaller ones on the bottom are from the fore feet, similar to rabbit tracks. Red squirrels are native to almost all of Europe and northern Asia. The American red squirrel (tamiasciurus hudsonicus) is a different species.

Eurasian red squirrel (image linked from Wikipedia)


8 comments on “Fresh red squirrel tracks

  1. I appreciate any woodland animal that decides to not have one tuft of mohawk style hair, but two.

  2. finnman says:

    Did You ate it? :p

  3. Wow- have never seen ears like that on a squirrel.

  4. Missing a Home says:

    How big are they compared to a NA grey squirrel?

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