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Eastern Gray Squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis

Description:

The eastern gray squirrel or grey squirrel (depending on region) (Sciurus carolinensis) is a tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus. As the name suggests, the eastern gray squirrel has predominantly gray fur, but it can have a brownish color. It has a white underside and a large bushy tail.

Habitat:

Native to the eastern and midwestern United States, and to the southerly portions of the eastern provinces of Canada. This one was photographed at Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina. The head and body length is from 23 to 30 cm (9.1 to 12 in), the tail from 19 to 25 cm (7.5 to 9.8 in) and the adult weight varies between 400 and 600 g (14 and 21 oz).

Notes:

One day, I am going to get the Mammal Specialist Patch. This is just one check mark along the way. I hope that some of my other mammal spottings will be more exciting.

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KenCheeks
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KenCheeks

South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Mar 3, 2013
Submitted on Mar 8, 2013

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