Eastern gray squirrel

Discover interesting facts about eastern gray squirrels and their behavior. Learn how these adorable creatures adapt to their environment and find out how you can attract them to your backyard.
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The Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), also known as the grey squirrel depending on region, is a tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus. The name 'squirrel' comes from Anglo-Norman esquirel which comes from Old French escurel which stems from Latin sciurus. The native Old English word for squirrel acweorna survived into Middle English as aquerne before being replaced completely. The Old English word is of Common Germanic origin, cognates of which are still used in other Germanic…

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The western gray squirrel (Sciurus griseus) is an arboreal rodent found along the western coast of the United States and Mexico. (Source: Wikipedia, '', http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_gray_squirrel, CC BY-SA 3.0 . Photo: (c) Kim Cabrera, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Kim Cabrera)

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