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Eastern Gray Squirrel

Eastern Gray Squirrel
Photo Information
Copyright: Manoj Krishna (manoj85) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 11] (126)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-24
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL XSi 450D, Sigma APO DG 70-300 1:4-5.6 Macro
Exposure: f/8.2, 1/300 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-25 20:34
Viewed: 3067
Points: 4
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Found this little buddy foraging in my campus
The Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), or the Grey Squirrel, depending on region, is a tree squirrel native to the eastern and midwestern United States and to the southerly portions of the eastern provinces of Canada. The native range of the Eastern Gray Squirrel overlaps with that of the fox squirrel (Sciurus niger), with which it is sometimes confused, although the core of the fox squirrel's range is slightly more to the west.

A prolific and adaptable species, the Eastern Gray Squirrel has been introduced to, and thrives, in several regions of the western United States. It has also been introduced to Britain, where it has spread across the country and has largely displaced the native Red Squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris. In Ireland, the red squirrel has been displaced in several eastern counties, though it still remains common in the south and west of the country. There are concerns that such displacement might happen in Italy and that Grey squirrels might spread from Italy to other parts of Mainland Europe
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Hi Monaj.
Wonderful photo of this cute squirel. Great ambience with nice details and composition.
Best regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-01-26 19:33]

Hello Manoj,
A wonderful image of this cute little Grey Squirrel. Love the pose with his tail all curled up over his back like a question mark. Very good detail along with beautiful natural colors. Well done!!

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