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Red Squirrel 
Traits: Small mammal with long front teeth, short legs, large bushy tail; red-brown on back, whitish underneath

Habitat: Conifer forests

Foods: Seeds of spruce and other conifers, berries, mushrooms, some bird eggs and young

Eaten by: Marten, goshawks, great horned owls

Do You Know? When carrying and caching its food, this squirrel helps scatter seeds of spruce and berry-producing plants.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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