Eastern Gray Squirrel - Sciurus carolinensis
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Western Hemisphere Range
Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
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Native to eastern broad-leafed deciduous forests, thrives in Climax Forest.
Will store (cache or hoard) food.
Quite arboreal. Intraspecific intolerance in vicinity of nest, but tolerant while foraging.
Breeding season from late December to the following September. Includes 2 peaks (January to February and May to June). Young born February to April and late June to August. Some females produce 0 to 1 litters/year. Altricial young.
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- Foresman, K.R. 2001. The wild mammals of Montana. American Society of Mammologists, Special Publication Number 12. Lawrence, KS. 278 pp.
- Hoffmann, R.S., P.L. Wright, and F.E. Newby. 1969. Distribution of some mammals in Montana. I. Mammals other than bats. Journal of Mammalogy 50(3): 579-604.
- Koprowski, J. L. 1994. Sciurus carolinensis. American Society of Mammalogists, Lawrence, KS. Mammalian Species No. 480:1-9.
- Reid, F. 2006. Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America, 4th Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston and New York, 608 pp.