Animal fur tuft- 03 April, Bar Harbor

Thank you to the Maine Master Naturalists who knew what this is, or made an educated guess.  I never considered the Red Squirrel, and there are at least four to be seen at almost any moment in the yard. Here are the first photos I took after reading the suggestions and – I think this it the one!

 

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STail04AprBHanother photo of same Red Squirrel tail, minus its tip

 

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Segmented parasite?  (which I am holding by its head?)

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