Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Squirrel
Common Name : Red Squirrel
Scientific Name : Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

A large bodied rodent with powerful hind legs, a pair of pointed ears, and a thick tail of notable fluffiness. Their pelts are a rusty brown that appears reddest in the summer when their coats are short. The grand majority of them have white or cream colored bellies.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 11 – 14 Inches (28 – 35 Centimeters)
Weight: 5 – 9 Ounces (140 – 250 Grams)

Behavior :

Most adult red squirrels have learned to avoid cats and spend little time unnecessarily on the ground. Young red squirrels, without established territories, will spend more time exposing themselves as they work to gather food and establish territories of their own.

Social Organization :

Solitary (with Exceptions);
Red Squirrels will lie alone unless raising young. When they mate not only do they produce a lot of noise but males actively chase the females for mating rights

Approval Level : None; Squirrels are common and typically available for hunting.
Kill Difficulty : Moderate;

Squirrels possess sharp teeth and will use them when cornered.

Training Level : Advanced;

Squirrels are very quick, extremely alert, and perfectly willing to raise a cry that can send all prey into hiding for hours afterwards.

Hunting Tactic : Tree Rodents
Food Quality : High; Squirrels yield a rich, flavorful flesh that reflects their nut and seed based, protien heavy diets.