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Eastern Gray Squirrel
The Eastern Gray Squirrel is a smaller squirrel that is Montgomery raccoon removal indigenous to the Eastern
and Midwestern states of America, and ranges up to the Southern parts of Canada. Due Montgomery snake removal
to the introduction of the species in Europe, this squirrel is not dominating and pushing out other species of
squirrel in countries like Ireland, Scotland, England, and now they are spreading Montgomery raccoon removal to Italy. Just like its name,
the Eastern Gray Squirrel is gray, but can also have a brownish-reddish hue to its fur. It has an enormous bushy
tail and has a white belly with white paws.
The Eastern Gray Squirrel lives in mature forested areas. They usually make their drey (nest) in holes in tree trunks,
but will use an old bird’s nest if a hole cannot be found. The dreys of these squirrels are lined with soft materials
such as moss, grasses, feathers and various herbs and plants. This makes their homes remarkably insulated from the harsh
winters and ice storms of the Midwest. While squirrels prefer to live in wooded areas, they are prevalent in backyards and
Montgomery snake removal in parks and sometimes take up residence in tree branches, attics, and in exterior walls of houses.
Eastern Gray Squirrels are usually considered herbivores but Montgomery rat control will resort to eating insects, rodents, frogs,
and small birds when food sources are scarce. If they are really desperate for sustenance, squirrels will even resort to eating other
squirrels. On the other hand, if there is an abundant source of food squirrels love to eat nuts, fruit, seeds, tree bark and mushrooms.
For Eastern Gray Squirrels that live in the city, they will often raid bird feeders and feed off of garden vegetables if they can.
Eastern Gray Squirrels mate twice a year, once in the middle of winter and again in the beginning of spring. It is important that they mate
at this time of year to have their young in the summer and then weaned Montgomery rat control before the onset of winter. The gestation period lasts for about a
month and a half, and a litter can range from 2 to 8 young. These squirrels are born with no fur and closed eyes, leaving them completely
helpless and dependent on their mother for 10 weeks.
Eastern Gray Squirrels have a short gestation period and Montgomery bat removal sexually matures very early when compared to
other squirrel species, making this species very successful. These squirrels have a long life expectation of 13 years in the
wild and over 20 years if they are held in captivity. A shorter life expectancy is due to the many predators that hunt these
squirrels including; hawks, cats, owls, dogs, raccoons and humans. To avoid most of these predators and the extreme heat of the
Montgomery bat removal day, Eastern Gray Squirrels will come out of their nest during dawn and dusk.
Eastern Gray Squirrels are known as food hoarders. Squirrels Montgomery rodent extermination will hoard any type of food in what
is called a cache because they do not hibernate. They must have a well-stocked cache by the end of the fall or they will not live
through the winter. Many squirrels will live together in a single drey, but most do not. These squirrels Montgomery rodent extermination will fight amongst each
other, but have been observed to use mob mentality to defend against predators. Eastern Gray Squirrels also have a complex communication
system that is used primarily to ward of predators and mating. As with most animals (including humans) communication is based off of two
systems; vocalization and body language. A squirrel’s vocalization will include chattering and squeaking and it uses body language with
posturing (puffing up the fur) and flicking its bushy tail.
Eastern Grey Squirrels are Montgomery bird control highly adaptable and have keen survival instincts making them one of
the most successful squirrel species in the entire world.
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Humane Ways to Kill a Skunk
Should I Feed a Baby Squirrel
How to Keep Raccoons From Living Under Your Shed
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