Eastern Grey Squirrel

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.

We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify species.

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.

With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.

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Common Names

Grauhörnchen [de]
Eastern Grey Squirrel [en]
Ardilla de las Carolinas [es]
Écureuil gris [fr]

Source: Wikipedia

Scientific Name

Sciurus carolinensis


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