Okay...this is a silly question, but one that has lead to a lot of discussion and memory searching by friends tonight.

Bignuf Bignuf
Are your squirrels BROWN or GRAY????

Please give some general idea of WHERE you live and then the color.

For instance...for us, we are


EAST COAST USA, and we have BROWN squirrels.

I might even just say.

EAST COAST, BROWN


SO...how about you?
08/03/2013
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Montana--Brown
08/03/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
In Ohio, our squirrel species are called fox, grey, red and flying squirrels. I have seen all of them in my Northeast Ohio area (suburbs of Cleveland), however, the most numerous, by far are the fox squirrels and then followed by the grey. I love squirrels, so forgive me for the mini-wiki that follows, lol!

The Fox Squirrels are the most abundant in my area. They are actually the largest squirrels in North America.The ones in the area are as big as small cats! They are similar to the grey squirrels, except they have orangish cheeks, face, feet and belly. The upper body is yellowish-gray and the fluffy tail resembles a fox tail, it's reddish-orange with a dark hairs sprinkled throughout. There are also some different morphologies possible, but around here we don't see any. At Kent State University I have seen the all black version of this squirrel.

fox squirrel 1

fox squirrel 2

We also have the Eastern Gray Squirrels which look similar to the Fox Squirrels, but are a little smaller and have silvery, white tips on their gray upperparts and a cream underbelly. They are not nearly as fluffy as the Fox Squirrel. (The grey squirrels I saw while at college in Western Mass in the Pioneer Valley, were very grey, not silvery and had no orange on them. They were much more rangy looking, with sparse tails and frankly looked a lot like tree rats to me!)



We also have the American Red Squirrel which is smaller, just a little larger than a chipmunk with very reddish with grey and a cream underside and cream circle around their eyes. They are very aggressive, but adorable and I have only seen them a few times in the area, none where I now live, but they are very territorial and get displaced by the others. They eat primarily pine seeds, so they live in pine trees.

Red Squirrel

The Southern Flying Squirrels are so stinking cute, but are nocturnal, so many Ohioans don't know we have them. I have watched them raiding the bird feeders at night and they are small about the size of a chipmunk with big dark eyes, lustrous grey-brown upper parts and creamy white underneath. (They remind me a little of chinchillas)

Flying Squirrel 1

doing it's gliding maneuver
By the way, they don't really fly, they glide, (bats are the only mammal capable of true flight, well, without a machine that is ).
08/03/2013
lalalalove lalalalove
Kind of a mix but definitely more brown. I'm from FL.
08/09/2013
lalalalove lalalalove
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Originally posted by lalalalove
Kind of a mix but definitely more brown. I'm from FL.
However, I have seen albino squirrels in FL as well, all white with pink eyes!
08/09/2013
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I mostly see the gray colored ones here in MA.
Any way they come, they're adorable. x'D
I love watching them scurry around the tree branches while I take the dog out in the early morning...it's so cute how they jump off in what seems like a completely haphazard way and all of a sudden, they're a couple trees over and running down the trunk like nothing could go wrong.

It always makes me a little sad when I see one of those cute little critters roadkilled on the side of the street. ='<
08/14/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
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Originally posted by KyotoAngel
I mostly see the gray colored ones here in MA.
Any way they come, they're adorable. x'D
I love watching them scurry around the tree branches while I take the dog out in the early morning...it's so cute how they jump off in what ... More
I still have to keep myself from looking at anything unmoving in the road as I come upon it, just like when I was little! Unfortunately, I cannot un-see something and I get upset like a kid. Granted I don't fall apart, but it haunts me, so I do better not seeing it. I am a huge animal lover and like animals better than most people!
08/14/2013
peppermintgal peppermintgal
Southern California, What squirrels (we rarely see them so I'm not sure what color they are.
08/14/2013
ryansex ryansex
Oklahoma Brown
08/14/2013
G&L G&L
North Carolina and they are grey.
09/10/2013
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