European Gray Squirrel

An Adult Gray Squirrel is 21-28cm long. It has a silver-gray coat and bushy tail. It is found in many habitats from gardens to urban parks to woodlands. They live for about 2-5 years.

Scientific name

Sciurus carolinensis

Did you know..

The Grey Squirrel is one of our most successful and notorious invasive non- native species and was introduced into the UK in the 1800s and has contributed to the decline of the red squirrel.

Similar species

It is easily told apart from the Red Squirrel by its larger size, grey fur and lack of ear tufts.

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