Muuuh Wildlife Photography

Eastern Grey Squirrel - Sciurus carolinensis

Eastern Grey Squirrel - Sciurus carolinensis

Frequent species seen in all parks in and around Montreal all year long. Not very shy, frequently begging for food. Don't feed wild animals!

Common Names

How to Identify

Distinguishable from the other squirrel species due to the fur color which usually is grey on the back. Two variants can be observed, the not uncommon dark variant with a dark brown almost black fur and the white variant which is very rare. Note that the white variant is not an albino.

Where & When to Spot

Eastern Grey Squirrel can be observed almost everywhere, in all parks in and around Montreal. Even long the streets in between parks.

Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Rare observation made in Park Mont-Royal, Winter 2018

Park Mont-Royal - January 28, 2018

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/50; Aperture f9.0; Iso 125;
khm-20180128-1822-1517145759

Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Park Angrignon - October 30, 2016

NIKON D7100; 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6; Focal Length 300mm; Exposure 1/500; Aperture f5.6; Iso 1600;
khm-20161030-1556-1477828614

Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Adventurous

Park Mont-Royal - March 04, 2016

NIKON D7100; 150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 450mm; Exposure 1/800; Aperture f6.0; Iso 560;
khm-20160304-1952-1457103137

Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Probably heterozygote melanistic as this individuum is dark-brown.

Park Angrignon - January 17, 2016

NIKON D7100; 150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/500; Aperture f6.3; Iso 800;
khm-20160117-1914-1453040040