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Eastern Gray Squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis


The gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is the most common species in Georgia. It is found statewide in both rural and urban areas. Gray squirrel adult weights range from 12 ounces to one and a half pounds. Though there is some color variation among gray squirrels, most are very similar in appearance.


Though mostly associated with hardwood forests, gray squirrels can also be found in mixed pine/hardwood forests, especially where availability of pure hardwoods stands is lacking. In developed areas gray squirrels can be found in parks and neighborhoods. Gray squirrel densities can be quite high in urban and suburban areas.


Spotted in a neighborhood in Kennesaw, GA

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1 Comment

QWMom 7 years ago

Sorry - this clearly does not belong in the "Butterflies and Moths" Mission - but it won't let me remove it.

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Kennesaw, Georgia, USA

Spotted on Apr 22, 2013
Submitted on May 2, 2013

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