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tree squirrel

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Noun1.tree squirrel - any typical arboreal squirreltree squirrel - any typical arboreal squirrel  
squirrel - a kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail
genus Sciurus, Sciurus - type genus of the Sciuridae; typical moderate-sized arboreal squirrels
eastern gray squirrel, eastern grey squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis, cat squirrel - common medium-large squirrel of eastern North America; now introduced into England
Sciurus griseus, western gray squirrel, western grey squirrel - large grey squirrel of far western areas of United States
eastern fox squirrel, fox squirrel, Sciurus niger - exceptionally large arboreal squirrel of eastern United States
black squirrel - fox squirrel or grey squirrel in the black color phase
cat squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, red squirrel - common reddish-brown squirrel of Europe and parts of Asia
chickeree, Douglas squirrel, Tamiasciurus douglasi - far western United States counterpart of the red squirrel
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We suggest that the eastern gray squirrel might become more damaging to the two native diurnal species of tree squirrels in California, Sciurus griseus and Tamiasciurus douglasii, than the introduced eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger).
The last of the acorns have fallen and all the tree squirrels have collected their need and now seem to sleep a lot in their nests after leaving scads of acorns to be crunched underfoot.
The Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris,) is the only species of tree squirrels endemic throughout most of Europe.
I would be using this semi auto for hunting small game and vermin, not just punching holes in paper, so we went into the field after those pesky tree squirrels.
We tree squirrels in the backyard and on public and private lands close by.
Squirrels can be divided into three main groups: tree squirrels, flying squirrels and ground squirrels.
The adaptive nature of social organization in the genus of tree squirrels Tamiasciurus.
Tree squirrels prefer to nest in hollow trees, especially in winter or when raising a litter.
Abert's squirrels (Sciurus aberti) are large (~600 g) tree squirrels found in forests of the southwestern United States (Keith, 1965), often labeled a "ponderosa pine-obligate" (Dodd et al.
Tree squirrels can hold their tails in a wide range of positions (Essner, 2003).
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.