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An arboreal squirrel native to the eastern and midwestern United States, and to the southerly portions of the eastern provinces of Canada. Sciurus carolinensis has been introduced to places in the western US as well as to locations in Ireland, Britain, Italy, South Africa and Australia. However the latter population died out in the latter 20th century (Seebeck 1984).
Backyard balcony in residential neighborhood, Springfield, Missouri, USA.
Feasting on sunflower seeds put out for birds. The last photograph is of a second individual during the same session. ________________________________________________________________________ Seebeck, J.H. (1984). The Eastern Grey Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis, in Victoria. Victorian Naturalist 101: 60-66
Spotted on Mar 4, 2015
Submitted on Mar 28, 2015