gray squirrel


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gray squirrel

n.
A common squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) of eastern North America, having grayish or blackish fur.
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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
The black squirrel is not a separate species, but rather a melanistic form of the gray squirrel. Melanism refers to an inordinate development of dark pigment.
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.
Poxvirus and multiple tumors in an eastern gray squirrel. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 177(9): 792-795.
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.
The "eastern gray squirrel", known in the UK simply as the grey squirrel, was brought to Britain from North America in the 19th century, but has more recently received the kind of hostility that used to be directed at GIs, Greenham Common missile base and other things from over the pond.
Out of 88 snake-hunting bouts caught by his 2,000 hours of video, 6 featured dramatic episodes of harassment: 3 starred a gray squirrel; 2, a chipmunk, and 1, a pair of wood thrushes.
And also in England, the native red squirrel has gradually been pushed out of its habitat by the gray squirrel from North America.