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Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Grey squirrels, originally from North America, were released in the UK in the 19th century. They are now very common and widespread.

Grey squirrels are active during the day, foraging for food in trees and on the ground. In the autumn they spend time storing nuts to eat during the winter.

They are extremely successful and have replaced our native red squirrels over most of the UK.

Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Sciurus
Subgenus: Sciurus
Species: S. carolinensis

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