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Red Squirrel Sciurus vulgaris
Identification: Red-brown fur (fox red). Smaller than Grey Squirrel. In winter fur gets browner and ear-tufts more obvious.
Information: Distribution: Northern England, a few sites in Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Outposts in Poole Harbour, Isle of Wight and near Southport. Outcompeted by Grey Squirrel in degraded habitats and so declining.
Similar species: Grey Squirrel.