Sciurus carolinensis (Eastern Gray Squirrel)
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Habitat: Forest and woodlands, including oak-hickory forest, bottomland and lowlands areas, swampy areas, and mature woodlands with thick tangles of secondary growth.

Habits: Eastern Gray Squirrels live in leaf nests made of loosely woven twigs and leaves, and spend most of the time in trees. They do not hibernate, but will spend the day in the nest in bad weather. Gray squirrels store food for winter, and eat mostly nuts, seeds and flowers. Three to four young are born in a litter; Eastern Gray Squirrels may live 5 years or longer in the wild.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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