Sciurus carolinensis Photo Fiona Sunquist ©
It’s difficult NOT to see a gray squirrel in Florida. They are one of the most common and easy to see mammals. These bold, intelligent, tree-climbing creatures with a long, plume-like tail are everywhere, especially in gardens, zoos and parks. They are mainly seed-eaters, but will also eat fungi, berries and fruit. They forage in the trees and on the ground.
Gray squirrels are prolific breeders. In Florida they usually have at least two litters of up to six young per year, one between January and March, the second during June/July.
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