The grey squirrel is approx 40cms in length including its bushy tail and weighs around 500grams.
A female can produce 2 litters each year in March and July, each litter has 3 to 4 young.
Commonly seen in urban parks and gardens, the squirrel is active during the day, mainly at dawn and dusk.
A squirrels nest (Drey) is made of twigs, dry leaves and lined with grass and is approx 60cm in diameter.
Feeding on acorns, tree shoots, fruit and nuts, the squirrel will dig up plants and bulbs causing destruction in the garden.
The average life span of a squirrel is 4 to 5 years.
The latin name for the grey squirrel is Sciurus carolinensis