Eastern Gray Squirrel

Eastern Gray Squirrel
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Squirrel
Common Name : Eastern Gray Squirrel
Scientific Name : Sciurus carolinensis
Other Name(s) :
Physical Description :

A large bodied rodent with pointed ears and powerful back legs and a fluffy tail. They usually have gray fur, but they can have red, black and white fur as well. Their belly is white.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 15 – 20 inches (38 – 52 Centimeters)
Weight: 11-26 oz (338-750 grams)

Behavior :

Squirrels build their nests in trees. During winter, Squirrels will gather nuts to cache. Older squirrels will spend more time in the trees, but younger ones will spend a lot of time exploring their territory on the ground.

Social Organization :

Eastern Gray Squirrels live alone except for when raising their young. While mating, the males will chase females.

Approval Level : None; Squirrels are common in the forest.
Kill Difficulty : Moderate;

Squirrels have sharp teeth that they will use when cornered.

Training Level : Advanced;

Squirrels are fast, very alert, and can let out a cry that will send prey into hiding for hours.

Hunting Tactic : Tree Rodents
Food Quality : High; Squirrels are large and delicious, due to their protein heavy diet.