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With me travelling often to United Kingdom for professional reasons whenever I get any spare time, I try and spend it with my gears. This photograph was taken in St. James Park just near the Queen’s palace. The Grey Squirrels in this park are not at all shy and could see many tourists feeding the squirrels with peanuts.

The Eastern Gray Squirrel or Grey Squirrel is a tree squirrel. As the name suggests, the eastern gray squirrel has predominantly gray fur but it can have a reddish color. It has a white underside and a large bushy tail. The head and body length is from 23 to 30 cm, the tail from 19 to 25 cm and the adult weight varies between 400 and 600 grams.

These squirrels eat a range of foods apart from peanuts such as tree bark, many types of seeds and acorns, walnuts, and other nuts, and some types of fungi found in the forests.

Eastern gray squirrels have a high enough tolerance for humans to inhabit residential neighborhoods and will raid bird feeders for millet, corn, and sunflower seeds. On very rare occasions, when its usual food source is scarce, eastern gray squirrels will also prey upon insects, frogs, small rodents, including other squirrels, and small birds, their eggs and young.

Disclaimer: This photograph is taken in the natural habitat. Incase if anybody needs the copy of this picture, please contact me. © All Rights Reserved by Yogesh Rane (www.junglebook.co.in / www.yogeshrane.com)

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