Fauna of Saskatchewan 9

American Red Squirrel

Tamiasciurus hudsonicus

Location: Cypress Hills

Interesting facts:

– Capable of eating highly poisonous mushrooms

– Are omnivores and will eat eggs and have been known to eat mice, rabbits, frogs, and insects

– Although they hoard food near winter, they do not hibernate. In fact they are very active in the winter.

– American red squirrels can rotate their hind feet 180 degrees.

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~ by emanate80 on September 19, 2012.

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