The little critter is a full-time Edmonton resident
They don't bother hibernating.
Instead, the little rodent prefers to remain active throughout the winter months. They announce their presence with chattering sounds (especially if you're getting a little too close to their territory).
The red squirrel (aka Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) gets its name from its reddish coloured fur but they've also got a white underbelly, rings around their eyes and mouth.
Their BIG front teeth never, ever stop growing.
They savour seeds, flowers, berries, eggs, mice, small birds and insects — making them omnivorous.
They live alone.
Each little creature builds a den in tree cavities or logs.
Although humans are moving into their habitat, red squirrels are very opportunistic. They continue to adapt to their surroundings and will dine at a bird feeder, if the opportunity presents itself.