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a red squirrel sitting on a tree branch nibbling a nut

Red Squirrel Sciurus vulgaris

Now considered to be extinct in Suffolk. Fur colour variable from bright ginger through to red and dark brown or black tinged with grey in winter; larger ear tufts in mid-winter which disappear by the summer; bushy tail which bleaches white by late summer in some individuals. Image: Natural England/Allan Drewitt (Flickr).

Find out more: The Mammal Society, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, iNaturalist