gray squirrel


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gray squirrel

n.
A common squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) of eastern North America, having grayish or blackish fur.

gray′ squir′rel


n.
any of various grayish squirrels of the genus Sciurus, esp. S. carolinensis, of E North America.
[1615–25, Amer.]
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Hilda was back in a few moments wearing a long gray squirrel coat and a broad fur hat.
A catbird, the Northern mocker, lit in a tree over Tom's head, and trilled out her imitations of her neighbors in a rapture of enjoyment; then a shrill jay swept down, a flash of blue flame, and stopped on a twig almost within the boy's reach, cocked his head to one side and eyed the strangers with a consuming curiosity; a gray squirrel and a big fellow of the "fox" kind came skurrying along, sitting up at intervals to inspect and chatter at the boys, for the wild things had probably never seen a human being before and scarcely knew whether to be afraid or not.
Miss Sawyer had bought her niece a nice gray squirrel muff and tippet, which was even more unbecoming if possible, than Rebecca's other articles of wearing apparel; but aunt Jane had made her the loveliest dress of green cashmere, a soft, soft green like that of a young leaf.
I suppose my gray squirrel is ever so much too big; but it 's nice and cosy, and you may warm your hands in it if you want to," said Polly, surveying her new woollen gloves with a dissatisfied look, though she had thought them quite elegant before.
In the silence that fell, she continued her caressing of his hair, while she idly watched a great gray squirrel, boisterous and hilarious, as it scampered back and forth in a distant vista of the redwoods.
Think, Natty, how I should triumph over that quizzing dog, Dick Jones, who has failed seven times already this season, and has only brought in one woodchuck and a few gray squirrels.
The native Western Gray Squirrel (Sciurus griseus; here on gray squirrel), is a highly arboreal tree squirrel that can be found inhabiting mixed oak and pine forest habitats and tree dominated parks and gardens in suburban areas within California (King 2004; Muchlinski et al.
There are five species of tree squirrels well-known in the United States: the fox squirrel, the gray squirrel, the red squirrel, the southern flying squirrel, and the northern flying squirrel.
And also in England, the native red squirrel has gradually been pushed out of its habitat by the gray squirrel from North America.
gray squirrel, abundances of fox squirrels among seasons and abundances of gray squirrels among seasons.
In woodland-surveillance videos, scientists have watched chipmunks, gray squirrels, and a thrush lunge at and hop over the vipers.