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Eastern grey squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis


Spotted on a Washington DC condo balcony looking for treats, against a background of car traffic. Grey squirrels have been particularly successful in adapting to urban environments, dodging the dangers of city life and making a living out of a few trees.


Local city park/condo garden


Urbanization and progressive adaptation of animal populations to urban environments has resulted in the coining of a new term in ecoloy: synurbization

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DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thanks Hemma!

Hema 6 years ago

Lovely spot!
Very heart warming story Telse!

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thanks for your comment Telse! What a great, heart warming story :-)
A few weeks back we ran a blog piece on animal rehabilitation: check it out if you haven't read it yet! It featured this user, who has rehabilitated many squirrels:

Telse 6 years ago

Sweet! I like Squirrel too. I have some long winded stories about my Squirrel.
From cotton balls to corn cobs.............
A few years ago, I rescued a baby Red Squirrel. He was so small. I found him dying on the side of a road in the scorching heat. I scooped him up and took him home and dropped water on his head with an eye dropper. I did this off and on for about an hour. He revived! I kept him in a cage for about a Month and then I released him in the backyard. I named him Joe Joe. He made his nest close to the house. You know...this Squirrel knew his name.
I would call him and he would come. He loved cotton balls........................

Washington, USA

Lat: 38.91, Long: -77.05

Spotted on Dec 22, 2008
Submitted on May 11, 2011

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