A Field Guide to Tree Squirrels

This field guide provides information on the common tree squirrel, including the Eastern gray squirrel, Fox squirrel, Red squirrel, Douglas squirrel, and Abert squirrel.



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EASTERN GRAY SQUIRREL (Sciurus carolinensis) Adult length and weight: 17 to 20 inches, 1 to 1-3/4 lbs.
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RED SQUIRREL (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) Adult length and weight: Under 16 inches, about 1/2 lbs (average).
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ABERT SQUIRREL (Sciurus aberti) Adult length and weight: 18 to 23 inches, 1-1/2 to 2 lbs.
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FOX SQUIRREL (Sciurus niger) Adult length and weight: To nearly 30 inches and 3 lbs.
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DOUGLAS SQUIRREL (Tamiasciurus douglasii) Adult length and weight: Under 16 inches, about 1/2 lbs.
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Map of tree squirrel habitats throughout the United States.
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