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Grey squirrel Drey

Sciurus carolinensis

Description:

The grey squirrel builds itself a nest, or drey, about the size of a football, made of twigs, often with the leaves still attached. It is built fairly high in a tree and lined with dry grass, shredded bark, moss and feathers. A summer drey is usually quite flimsy and lodged among small branches. Sometimes the squirrel may make its nest in a hollow trunk or take over a rook's nest, constructing a roof for it. A squirrel may build several dreys.

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Hema

Long Beach, California, USA

Spotted on Jul 20, 2011
Submitted on Jul 20, 2011

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