Squirrels (Sciurus)

Latin Name Sciurus (genus)
Common Name Squirrel
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Red Squirrel
Gray Squirrel

1.  Types

1.1  American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

The diet of these tree squirrels is specialized on the seeds of conifer cones; that is their preferred habitat. They are found everywhere, but particularly in the easterly areas of the Sticks and Stones territory. Red squirrels can be easily identified from other North American tree squirrels by their smaller size, territorial behavior and reddish fur with a white venter (underbelly). They are larger than similarly-colored Chipmunks.

White Spruce seeds comprise over 50% of a red squirrel's diet, but squirrels have also been observed eating spruce buds and needles, mushrooms, Willow leaves, Bearberry flowers and berries, and animal material such as bird eggs or even snowshoe hare leverets (young).

1.2  Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus)

Found throughout 'Souls.

1.3  Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

A native tree squirrel. Small, silver-gray to brownish in coloration, with a paler ventral side. Genetic variations within these include individuals with black tails and black-colored squirrels with white tails. Like many members of the family Sciuridae, the eastern gray squirrel is a scatter-hoarder; it hoards food in numerous small caches for later recovery.

Eastern gray squirrels build a type of nest, known as a "drey", in the forks of trees, consisting mainly of dry leaves and twigs. Males and females may share the same nest for short times during the breeding season and during cold winter spells squirrels may share a drey to stay warm. They may also nest in the attic or exterior walls of abandoned houses.

In the wild, eastern gray squirrels can be found inhabiting large areas of mature, dense woodland ecosystems, generally covering 40 hectares of land. Oak-hickory hardwood forests are preferred over coniferous forests. Therefore, Tobeatic wilderness is preferrable to conifer-dominant forests such as those found on the easterly Chebucto wilderness.

Range

Not found north of Halcyon Mountain or further west than Miramichi Valley.

2.  Speech

According to our Speech Guide, this creature speaks Low Speech naturally. It is therefore not able to communicate with Luperci. This creature is listed as having the ability to learn some limited comprehension of high speech, but generally will never be able to speak it.

3.  Uses

  • Fur

4.  More

5.  'Souls

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