Did you know there are actually multiple species of gray squirrel? This figurine is modeled after the eastern gray squirrel, which can be identified by its dark gray and red fur coloration. They are commonly found throughout the eastern and Midwestern United States.
Squirrels can often be seen scampering around and digging up holes throughout forests. This behavior is what’s known as “scatter-hoarding,” in which squirrels will store various meals in temporary caches around their habitat. Sometimes, the gray squirrel won’t come back to a hoard of food for several months, and it’s estimated they make over a thousand caches each season. Talk about having a good memory!
Scientific Name: Genus Sciurus
Characteristics:If you live in or have visited almost any region of North America, chances are you’ve seen at least one of the many different gray squirrel species darting around through the trees and underbrush! Meticulously crafted for true-to-life detail, our gray squirrel toy figurine will be searching for seeds and nuts throughout your home in no time!
Size: 3 inches long and 2 inches tall, this gray squirrel toy model is about the size of a deck of cards stood on its side. Gray squirrels can come in many different color variations based upon the regions they’re endemic to, with the eastern gray squirrel being predominantly white and dark gray with a hint of bronze.
The Gray Squirrel is part of the Wild Safari® North American Wildlife collection