Red Squirrel

Widely distributed across North America
Red squirrels are primarily granivores, but incorporate other food items into their diets opportunistically.

Red squirrels are highly territorial and asocial with very few non-reproductive physical interactions (0.6% of all recorded behaviours in one 19-year study). The majority of physical interactions are in male-female matings and between females and their offspring before the offspring disperse to their own territories (see Dispersal and survival). The non-reproductive physical interactions recorded were all instances of chasing an intruder from a territory.