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Sciurus carolinensis

Sciurus carolinensis
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2020-01-31
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2020-02-07 14:56
Viewed: 388
Points: 12
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Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Sciurus
Species:S. carolinensis

The eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis), also known as the grey squirrel depending on region, is a tree squirrel in the genus Sciurus. It is native to eastern North America, where it is the most prodigious and ecologically essential natural forest regenerator.Widely introduced to certain places around the world, the eastern gray squirrel in Europe, in particular, is regarded as an invasive species.n Italy there are currently three isolated populations: one in Piedmont (Candiolo, in the Turin area), introduced in 1948 and booming despite eradication projects , one in Liguria (Genova Nervi, introduced in 1966) and the last one, still in Piedmont, on the border with Lombardy (Trecate, in the province of Novara, introduced in 1994). The species is found in several parks in the north of Milan (Monza and Ticino parks). The species is widespread in Turin in the Valentino Park on the banks of the Po, causing the almost total lack of the common indigenous squirrel.

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Hi Luciano,
Very valuable post, with excellent photo and note, gaining attention on an invasive, introduced species, which caused serious decrease of the indigenous red squirrel population. Unfortunately this species is already widespread in Ireland, where I live, and although not yet recorded / observed in my home country, Hungary, this is expected by zoologists. As per invasivespeciesireland.com, "total eradication is unlikely". Too good example of an incompetent human action of "improving diversity".
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photo and useful note, kind regards from Ireland, László

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2020-02-08 5:58]

Though the habitat matches with its background, may this is a course of nature and you did well focus this and here we named this گلہری GULAHREE. Beautiful catch and TFS.

hallo Luciano
very nice picture with good details
ilike thisshot
gr lou

An amazing trusting-eyes expression for our photographer absolutely lovely and so cute-portrait BRAVO LUCIANO GOLLINI

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2020-02-09 12:33]

Hi Luciano
This little guy was amazed of you!
Similar to those I see in my region, except for the colors.


Ciao Luciano, preziosissimo, gran bella cattura con nitidezza e dettagli al top, bei colori naturali e splendida luce, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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