The gray squirrel (sciurus carolinensis) is seen in upland hardwoods, urban parks, and yards. The biggest and most common CT squirrel. With a coat, shades of black, and silver-gray, a white belly, and a bushhy tail. Grays mate late winter and spring, have a 44 day gestation period, and up to seven young in a litter. The last litter is usually born in July, and are indepedent after 8 to 10 weeks. Nests can be found in tree tops and hollowed tree cavities, also in attics,sheds and barns. Grays are social and will tolerate others near or in the nesting area. All they need is a 2" hole or some rotten wood to access your house or attic. They eat mostly nuts, berries, mushrooms, seeds, and corn. Very smart, agile and sometimes unpredictable.
The Southern Flying Squirrel (glaucomys volans) is more common in CT than the Northern Flyer. measuring 8"-10", they are gray-brown on the back and sides with a white belly. They have a flattened tail, loose skin between it's legs for gliding, and large black eyes for night time activity. Largely nocturnal and rarely seen. From a height of 60' they can glide over 150'. Having behaviors and gestation periods similar to the gray, but only having 3-4 young, they also can cause severe damage. They need about a 1-1/4" to 1-1/2" hole for access. Flyers are only allowed to be captured by a NWCO with a "special permit" issued by the state.
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This set was for a mother and 6 babies about 13 to 15 weeks old. The mom was entering and exiting only when the garage door was open when the homeowner came and went
These are two of the little ones I don't think they saw the outside yet