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We have a bog garden with many walking trails, that is full of wildlife, bamboo, huge trees and all types of flowers, birds and of course, squirrels. This squirrel followed me. I would stop, he would stop. It must have been the camera. Sure he had seen one before, but maybe not, to him it was a treat of some kind I am sure. So, I captured this photo of expectation that a peanut was coming his way.
The eastern gray squirrel or grey squirrel (depending on region) (Sciurus carolinensis) is a tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus native to the eastern and midwestern United States, and to the southerly portions of the eastern provinces of Canada. s the name suggests, the eastern gray squirrel has predominantly gray fur, but it can have a brownish color. It has a white underside and a large bushy tail. Particularly in urban situations where the risk of predation is reduced, both white- and black-colored individuals are quite often found. Like many members of the family Sciuridae, the eastern gray squirrel is a scatter-hoarder; it hoards food in numerous small caches for later recovery. Some caches are quite temporary, especially those made near the site of a sudden abundance of food which can be retrieved within hours or days for reburial in a more secure site. Eastern gray squirrels build a type of nest, known as a "drey", in the forks of trees, consisting mainly of dry leaves and twigs. Males and females may share the same nest for short times during the breeding season and during cold winter spells squirrels may share a drey to stay warm.
Nature photography by Sandi O'Reilly, All Rights Reserved! If you have any questions please feel free to email me through FAA's email, glad to help.
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February 13th, 2013
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