The Grey Squirrel (called the Eastern Gray Squirrel in its native America) comes from the east side of the USA but is now widespread in the wild in the UK.
Its face, ears, sides, back and/or feet can be can quite rusty brown or greyish brown (unlike the Western Gray); its underside is white (differentiating it from the Fox Squirrel).
Male and female have a similar appearance (each above).
They are tree-dwelling rodents and climb well.
Their habit of storing nuts/acorns for winter is well known
and in doing this they perform a service in propagating oak trees away from the parent tree.
Less well known is their partiality to camellia buds and flowers.
The iconic bushy tail has a thin, rat-like centre tail densely covered in long fur. It is used for balance and warmth.
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