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eastern grey/gray squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis


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

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Thanks for the update, Mark.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

..phew.. "The Grey Squirrel is now apparently extinct in Australia (Seebeck 1984)"

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Introduced to Australia !!!wtf? didn't know that! Some reading to do. I can't imagine them competing with the possums here.

Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier

Missouri, USA

Spotted on Mar 4, 2015
Submitted on Mar 28, 2015

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