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Eastern Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

Eastern Grey Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

Mammalia > Rodentia > Sciuridae

Names in different Languages

EnglishEastern Grey Squirrel
FrenchÉcureuil gris
SpanishArdilla de las Carolinas


Frequent species seen in all parks in and around Montreal all year long. Not very shy, frequently begging for food. Don't feed wild animals!

How to Identify

Distinguishable from the other squirrel species due to the fur color which usually is grey on the back. Two variants can be observed, the not uncommon dark variant with a dark brown almost black fur and the white variant which is very rare. Note that the white variant is not an albino.

Where When to Spot

Eastern Grey Squirrel can be observed almost everywhere, in all parks in and around Montreal. Even long the streets in between parks.



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Last updated on 2023-01-16. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.