Eastern Grey Squirrel

(Sciurus carolinensis)

Welcome to Florida Wildlife Management, one of the animals that we frequently encounter in the area is the Eastern grey squirrel. In this article, we will be discussing some interesting facts about this species.

Eastern gray squirrels are easily identified by their greyish-brown fur, which is lighter on their underside, and their silvery hairs at the tip of their tail. They are medium-sized squirrels that measure 17-20 inches in length. They are adaptable creatures and can be found in both rural and urban environments, but are most often seen near oak, elm, or beach trees.

These squirrels are primarily arboreal, meaning that they live mostly in trees. However, they also forage for food on the ground during the daytime. Their diet consists of acorns, berries, tree bark, and seeds, which they store away in hundreds of locations to be retrieved later. Their ability to locate food stored in so many different locations involves digging up the earth and any plants nearby to get to their food storage.

Eastern gray squirrels are known for their reproductive efficiency. Females can carry up to 2 litters per year, bearing 1-4 young in each litter. They are capable of raising their young in tree branches, but they are just as likely to take up residence in attic spaces. They build a nest called a drey out of twigs and leaves that they gather for this purpose.

At Florida Wildlife Management, we recognize the important role that Eastern gray squirrels play in the ecosystem. However, we also understand that they can become a nuisance when they take up residence in areas where they are not welcome. That’s why we offer a variety of humane wildlife management services to safely remove these animals from unwanted areas and relocate them to more suitable habitats.

If you have an Eastern gray squirrel problem, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to find a solution that meets your needs while keeping these amazing creatures safe and secure.

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