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Eastern gray squirrel 67 by EasternGraySquirrel Eastern gray squirrel 67 by EasternGraySquirrel
Sciurus carolinensis.
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Cundrie-la-Surziere Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Sieht gut gefüttert aus! Sind eure Squirrels eigentich größer als unsere? Unsere sind ohne Schwanz ungefähr 20 - 25 cm lang, der Schwanz hat dann noch einmal so viel.
Ich finde es immer wieder süß, wenn sie ihre Pfötchen so halten. Als ob sie sagen wollten: "Hand aufs Herz, bin ich nicht das Entzückendste, was dir heute begegnet ist?" :laughing:
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EasternGraySquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Well, I'm not great at estimating their length, especially since they move around so fast! Your estimate seems pretty good for your squirrels (which I think are Sciurus vulgaris, or Eurasian red squirrels) which Wikipedia says have a mass of about 250-340 g, are about 19-23 cm without their tail, and which have 15-20 cm tails. Wikipedia also says "The [Eurasian] red squirrel is somewhat smaller than the eastern grey squirrel which has a head-and-body length of 25 to 30 cm (9.5 to 12 in) and weighs between 400 and 800 g (14 oz to 1.8 lb)." So you are absolutely correct, that the Eastern gray squirrels around here are a little larger. And yes, this squirrel is no doubt well fed (since there is plenty of food at my feeder), but that being said, I think it's mostly the camera that makes this squirrel look kind of fat, and that fact that the squirrel is scrunched up in order to perch on the fence. And I agree that the "hand on heart" gesture is quite cute (although it is usually an alert stance). :)
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Cundrie-la-Surziere Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Ha, das kenne ich! Ich sage auch immer, dass es nur an der Kamera liegt, wenn ich wie ein Vollmond aussehe... :rofl:
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EasternGraySquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Ha! Yes, squirrels aren't the only ones who complain that the camera makes them look fat. :)
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