The grey squirrel is approximately 30cm long with a large bushy tail. It has a grey coloured coat with white underneath, but can also be brown in colour. They consume foods such as nuts, berries, bark and acorns.
The grey squirrel is not indigenous to the U.K. They are native to North America. The squirrels were released in Cheshire, U.K in 1876.
The grey squirrels breed twice a year. The first litter is born February-March and the second in June-July. The gestation period is around 44 days and the young are weaned at around 7 weeks.
The squirrel builds a large untidy nest in hollow tree trunks or treetops. It becomes a pest when they enter properties to nest, such as attic spaces. They can be very noisy and cause a lot of damage.
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