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Red Squirrel
Photo By Jodi Muzzana


March 14, 2006

Ketchikan, Alaska - This Red Squirrel was photographed this week sitting in an interesting position almost as if to show off its cute little feet. February and March are mating time for red squirrels, other than that time they are solitary. They store green spruce cones in large cashes. The cashes can be up to 18 feet in diameter and 3 feet deep.

They nest in holes of tree trunks, and nests constructed from masses of twigs, moss, leaves and lichen in the dense foliage of the trees. With the 8 inches of snow that fallen since Monday, this little critter is probably snugged away in its cozy nest.

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Jodi Muzzana ©2006


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