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Eastern Gray Squirrel Skull measures 66mm or 2.6 inches. Eastern Gray Squirrel Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast made in USA. Sciurus carolinensis is the scientific name. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Eastern gray squirrel or Sciurus carolinensis, also known as the Grey squirrel depending on region, is a tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus. It is native to eastern North America, where it is the most prodigious and ecologically essential natural forest regenerator. Widely introduced to certain places around the world, the eastern gray squirrel in Europe, in particular, is regarded as an invasive species.
The Eastern gray squirrel or Sciurus carolinensis has predominantly gray fur, but it can have a brownish color. It has a usual white underside as compared to the typical brownish-orange underside of the fox squirrel. It has 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.
The head and body length is from 9.1 to 11.8 in., the tail from 7.5 to 9.8 in., and the adult weight varies between 14 and 21 oz.
The tracks of an Eastern gray squirrel or Sciurus carolinensis are difficult to distinguish from the related fox squirrel and Abert’s squirrel, though the latter’s range is almost entirely different from the gray’s. Like all squirrels, the Eastern gray shows four toes on the front feet and five on the hind feet. The hind foot-pad is often not visible in the track. When bounding or moving at speed, the front foot tracks will be behind the hind foot tracks. The bounding stride can be two to three feet long.
Eastern gray squirrels or Sciurus carolinensis eat a range of foods, such as tree bark, tree buds, berries, many types of seeds and acorns, walnuts, and other nuts, like hazelnuts and some types of fungi found in the forests, including fly agaric mushrooms. They can cause damage to trees by tearing the bark and eating the soft cambial tissue underneath.
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