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Common Name: Gray Squirrel




Scientific Name:
Sciurus carolinensis  

Woodlands, especially deciduous forests.

Mostly herbivorous—nuts and large seeds, fruits, mushrooms, insect larvae and cocoons, and an occasional bird egg.

Interesting Facts:
The gray squirrel easily tolerates life around humans in parks and other small stands of trees where it may build huge leaf nests as well as denning in hollow trees.

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