Grey Squirrel

 

Sciuris carolinensis


Appearance

35 – 53cm in length. 550 – 750g in weight.

Grey-brown fur colour.

 

Lifecycle

Breeds December/January & May/June.

1 – 2 litters per annum with 1 – 5 young per litter.

Commonly found in mixed broadleaf/conifer woodland.

In the autumn –Hedgerows, gardens, fields away from woods.

 

Lives   

4 – 6 years (female), 2 – 3 years (male).
 
Habits

Found in hedgerows, banking, woods, gardens, farms etc. 

Damages tree bark, particularly sycamore/beech.