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Yes, I am hanging. So what? by woxys Yes, I am hanging. So what? by woxys
Wild crazy Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris, Veverka obecn) from ZOO Nuremberg, Germany :D

Story of the photo: I visit ZOO Nuremberg very rarely, but almost everytime I get there, I see this red squirrel on the same place, so I guess it is always the same animal. This time, the cutie got crazy - it was close to me, just above my head and it was TALKING with a voice of a snarrling cat, saying ,,M!" all the time. Crazy!


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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)
Location: Europe, Asia
Size: 23 cm long body + 20 cm long tail weight: up to 340 g
Diet: seeds, nuts, fungies, berries, but also bird eggs
Conservation status: Least Concern
Interesting facts: although they are called RED, red squirrels can have also brown or even almost black coats. Belly is white | although red squirrels are not endangered right now, American grey squirrel, which got to Europe, can be a danger for them, as grey squirrels are able to eat also acorns (red squirrels are not able to feed on acorns), so they have easier life in Europe and they are a serious competition for native Red squirrel. Also, they carrie an illness, which is fatal for Eurasian red squirrels. Grey squirrels caused serious decrease of number of Red squirrels in UK | red squirrels can reach 7 years in the wild | female squirrel can give a birth two times a year they can have 2-6 babies | squirrels are evil! (now lets see, who really read this description ;D)

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Ocea2002 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
The Schnbrunn garden in Vienna quite literally swarms with these, and they are not afraid. They eat right in your hand and even sometimes climb on people ^^. This one is very cute :D
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woxys Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I know, I fed them in Vienna too :D
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NonnyFox Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
So that's what the red squirrel looks like.

Here in the US I have seen some grey squirrels with a bit of the red squirrel color mixed in their fur.

I don't see squirrels as evil. I like them and find them amusing to watch, several years ago I had the privilege to hand feed one a few peanuts. He ate them right next to me, the last one I gave him he carried away with him, most likely to his nest.
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woxys Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I love them too, squirrels are funny and it is great to hand feed them, you are right :D
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Ali-C-05 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student General Artist
wow! What an amazing photo! :D Great shot!
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woxys Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
thank you :aww:
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alphakeen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Artist
awwww... sucks that this species is endangered... :_(
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
in general, it is not :D
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sirenwaters Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
oh my god how cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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BlacKumari Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
so so soo sweeett
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