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A Look at Some Grey Squirrels

There are about five resident Grey Squirrels in my yards.  The Grey Squirrels are quite appealing when they are sitting up and eating, laying on a branch, or just scampering about in the yards.  The Grey Squirrels eat nuts, seeds, berries, fruits, grasses, and parts of some plants.  Like the rest of the rodents, the squirrel’s teeth keep growing continually.  The chewing and gnawing that the squirrel does, helps grind their teeth to a proper length for their health and comfort.  The big strong teeth are useful in breaking the hull of tough walnuts and hickory nuts.  Squirrels are also tremendously great jumpers.  It is just amazing to see a squirrel leap from one branch to another that may be about six feet away, but maybe some ten to fifteen feet up in the air.  The squirrels are very sure-footed.  The squirrels use their tail, claws, and toes to help them balance on thin branches and yes, telephone lines.   I am quite happy to have these cute little neighbors.   Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "A Look at Some Grey Squirrels" (7)

  1. I still need to send you all of ours.. We have at least 4 right now.. I’m sorry but those critters may be cute to some but to me they are nothing but a PEST… George put out a few container roses from the garage this week –and the squirrels are already digging in them… Grrrrrr.

    Have a great Saturday.

    • Hi Betsy, I can’t blame you. Nobody likes pests! So far, we have not had real problems except for when the squirrels ate my green peppers! Oh well. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Those are really cute. They are so much larger than our little pine squirrels but they are not native to this area and probably would not do very well here because of the lack of nut bearing trees. They have been transplanted into the larger cities in Montana and seem to do quite well there with a lot of help from people.

    • Hi Montucky, I have seen that these same squirrels are becoming a problem in England where the native Red Squirrels are being overcome by the imported Grey Squirrels. I hope that in areas where the Grey is not native, good consideration and care is given so this same problem won’t happen in the Grey Squirrel’s new locality. Have a great day!

  3. Cute pictures!! And their tails are like rudders! They use them for everything. They wave them frantically as a danger alert. I never did know who else they were alerting, though!

  4. I have finally updated my “Blog roll” of links to blogs that I read and like. I hope you will take a look and enjoy these fine blogs as much as I do. By the way, the roll is listed in alphabetical order.
    : )

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