A Brown Gray

Our population of eastern gray squirrels, Sciurus carolinensus, is lively today. They are chasing each other out from under the bird feeder, spiraling us through the oak trees.  In this area it is common to see the melanistic, black form of the gray squirrel as well as the white bellied gray form but today, for the first time we have watched a reddish brown fellow, mixing right along with the other shades of gray.

shades of gray