Size Comparisons
of a Red Squirrel
Jan. 4, 2015

Red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) are small, but what they lack in size is made up by tremendous energy. In that, reds are similar to eastern chipmunks (Tamias striatus).

I had the opportunity to photograph a red squirrel and a chipmunk in similar positions, and that's my first comparison.

red squirrel compared to chipmunk

The second comparison features a red squirrel and a gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). Note that the corncob is different, but the size proportion is identical (matched via the cob holder).
red squirrel compared to gray squirrel

In terms of personality, a gray squirrel is positively sedate when compared with a red.

Photo note: The photos were taken with a Pentax K3, with the Pentax SMC-DA* 60-250 lens, during December 2014.

Other photos: Gray squirrels   |   Red squirrels

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