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Eastern gray squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis

Description:

The Eastern Gray Squirrel Statistics Length: 24-28.5cm Tail: 19.5-24cm Weight: 400-650g Average lifespan around 2-5 years The Grey squirrel is classified as an invasive non-native species in the UK, and was introduced around the 1800s from North America. When to see January to December One of our most familiar mammals seen across the UK , the Eastern grey squirrel can be found many habitats across the UK in woodlands, gardens and parks. It is a frequent visitor to many gardens with bird tables and feeders as an easy source of food for the Squirrels. This can make them pest for many bird-lovers. Grey squirrels main food though are Acorns, Pine Cones & hazelnuts. If you find pine cones that have been nibbled, leaving what looks like an apple core behind its more than likely left overs from a Gray Squirrels Meal. Grey squirrels make a nest called a 'drey' out of twigs, strips of bark & leaves in the fork of a branch, high up in the tree Tops. Females can have up to two litters per year of babies called kits or kittens and are born blind With Two,.three or four young a year.

Habitat:

woodlands, gardens and parks

Notes:

The Squirrel Pictured is from Maximus Woods in the Town of Quedgeley UK.

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Trajon
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Trajon

Gloucester, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on Feb 18, 2018
Submitted on Jun 25, 2020

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