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Eastern Gray Squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis

Description:

This squirrel is blind in one eye for reasons I am not sure of. Was it born that way or did it pick up some virus or injury that caused this problem? All I can say is it was otherwise healthy, and thriving.

Habitat:

This Eastern Gray Squirrel lives in an are of old growth trees. It was photographed in my yard and looks to be quite healthy and thriving other then its one blind eye.

Notes:

Photographed in my yard, and living with many other squirrels.

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4 Comments

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Thanks, Seema, and Ashish for your comments.

Victoria, this squirrel was with two others, and both of them were treating him just as if he had two good eyes. I noticed nothing unusual about him or how the other two treated him. I believe you, but did not see the other squirrels treating him differently.

I've seen a squirrle missing one eye before. another squirrel it was traveling with seemed to be acting like a guide squirrel to him :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

They are always beautiful..... and adorable....

Seema
Seema 8 years ago

poor squirrel..
It reminds me of a rabbit in our house..once it was running away from a dog and accidentally hit with dry tree branches...the piercing made the rabbit blind..
may be something like that..

williefromwi
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williefromwi

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Oct 16, 2012
Submitted on Nov 21, 2012

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