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Eastern Gray Squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis

Description:

Coloration may vary from gray to brown with reddish tints. White underside with big bushy tail. Young squirrels can often be identified to their smaller less bushy tails and smaller body size.

Habitat:

Just about anywhere you have trees. Eastern gray squirrels build a type of nest, known as a drey, in the forks of trees. The drey consists mainly of dry leaves and twigs. the young are born naked with their eyes closed.

Notes:

I watched as three young squirrels chased one another and was surprised when two appeared to "kiss" one another.

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14 Comments

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Thank you all kindly - @freelancing - they are very entertaining at times for sure.

freelancing
freelancing 9 years ago

I just love squirrels - so playful!

KatCuff
KatCuff 9 years ago

Cute spotting!

phishfins
phishfins 9 years ago

gr8 photo! It's 2 cute! :)

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Thank you all -

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Wow, my red squirrels always fight, never seen anything like that :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Wonderful catch,

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Adorable photo!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

nice one!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

thank you pennymomof2

pennymomof2
pennymomof2 9 years ago

So cute! Great shot!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 9 years ago

Thank you Christy and Trish

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

That's adorable! Very nice shots, Mary!

TrishPeake
TrishPeake 9 years ago

great shot

MaryEvans2
Spotted by
MaryEvans2

Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 5, 2012
Submitted on Apr 5, 2012

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