Eurasian red squirrel, Netherlands
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Tales from the treetops. Eurasian red squirrel
Have you ever been captivated by a squirrel crossing your path? If so, you're not alone! Today's image showcases the charming Eurasian red squirrel, whose striking reddish-brown coat, white underbelly and bushy tail are a familiar sight in several countries. These squirrels are not only exceptional jumpers—capable of leaping up to 1.8 metres in one jump—they can even swim to search for food or migrate. If you spot a fuzzy-tailed squirrel friend frolicking in your backyard, they might appreciate some feeding stations stocked with a variety of treats such as raspberries or crab apples.