Eastern gray squirrel has some gray fur, and has black plus white
and a little bit of brown on its face and tail. The Eastern gray
squirrel usually lives to be about five years old. The habitat
of the Eastern gray squirrel is big woods that have fresh nuts.
It eats acorns, hickory nuts, walnuts, beechnuts, maple, buds,
bark, apples, fungi, larvae, baby birds, grapes, grasses, adult
insects, and amphibians. Sometimes they can eat each other.
Eastern gray squirrel's predators are black snakes, rattlesnakes,
weasels, skunks, red foxes and birds of prey such as hawks and
owls. When the Eastern gray squirrel's babies are born, they
don't have teeth or fur. Their eyes and ears are tightly shut
and the eyes won't open for 36 days. At 14 to 15 weeks, the
Eastern gray squirrels are mature enough to survive on their
Eastern gray squirrel is very active in the morning and night.
It does not hibernate although it is less active during periods
of bad weather. The Eastern gray squirrel is not endangered
in Ohio. It is an excellent swimmer!