4840, SQUIRREL GRAY "L are anatomically scaled to create the best reproduction of the life size stuffed animal and the most realistic stuffed animal in the industry.
The Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is a tree squirrel native to eastern North America; there 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 is a squirrel of medium size, and both males and females are of the same size and color. Its fur is mainly black or gray, the gray color being grizzled and often banded with gray and black guard hairs, tinged white, with the underside being white. Its tail is quite bushy and sometimes reddish in color and is used for maintaining balance while it leaps between branches. The overall fur color may change with different seasons, with the grayish fur being tawnier during summer, and the tail whiter.
Eastern gray squirrels are native to the eastern and mid-western parts of America, and to the south of the eastern parts of Canada. They range from Manitoba to New Brunswick, and south to Florida and East Texas. They inhabit large areas of mature, dense woodland ecosystems. These forests usually contain large mast-producing trees such as oaks and hickories, providing ample food sources. Close to human settlements, Eastern gray squirrels are found in parks and backyards of houses within urban environments and in the farmlands of rural environments.
Eastern gray squirrels eat mostly the nuts, buds, and flowers of at least 24 types of oak trees, 10 species of hickory, beech, walnut tree species, pecans, and truffles. Corn, wheat, and other crops are eaten, particularly in the winter. In the summer insects are eaten and are probably particularly important for young squirrels.
- Due to its extremely flexible ankle joints, the feet of this animal rotate up to 180 degrees, and the squirrel is able to climb down trees head-first.
- Squirrel is a Native American symbol of trust, thriftiness and preparation.
- The name 'squirrel' originates from a Greek word 'Skiouros' that means a “shadow tail”.
- Four front teeth of this animal grow continuously throughout its life. In order to wear down old teeth, these rodents have to gnaw on nuts and tree bark.
- When threatened or alarmed, squirrels try to confuse a predator by running back and forth and in various directions.
- Squirrels are also highly intelligent creatures. In order to confuse and get rid of food thieves, they occasionally pretend to bury nuts.
Product Dimension: 8.66(L) X 5.12(W) X 4.72(H)
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