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Grey Squirrel Drey

Observed: 15th March 2012 By: Peter PearsonPeter Pearson’s reputation in MammalsPeter Pearson’s reputation in Mammals
Grey Squirrel Drey

The resident of this DESRES was seen on the ground feeding. On our approach it ran up the tree and disappeared. You could almost heard the door slam behind it.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) interacts


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Fork of a tree

Squirrels build their dreys in the forks of branches (because that can bear the weight of squirrel(s) + drey), whereas birds (with their lighter-weight skeletons) often build nests towards the end of branches, where eggs and chicks are safer from fat squirrels!

Gill Sinclair
OU Certificate in Contemporary Science
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