Monday, May 30, 2022

Red-Tailed Squirrel

While looking for birds at Milpe Bird Sanctuary, particularly toucans that were attracted to pieces of banana laid out to attract them, a very bothersome squirrel started thieving the pieces of banana that had been laid out for the birds. This was very frustrating because it was the birds we wanted to see, not this squirrel. This thievery continued for three of four bananas and we had to ask the Sanctuary worker to replenish the banana for our desired birds.

The red-tailed squirrel is found in the extreme north of South America and up into Central America. 
Range map for the red-tailed squirrel from Wikipedia.
At one time it was considered to have 32 subspecies and is now down to about 6. It is highly variable in color. 

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