Squirrels

Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

North Carolina Wildlife Profiles – Eastern Gray Squirrel (N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission)
Gray squirrels are enjoyed by wildlife-watchers and hunters alike, but they can be a nuisance when they cause property damage.

Working With Wildlife – Eastern Gray Squirrel (N.C. State University Cooperative Extension)
The Eastern gray squirrel lives in a variety of forest types but favors areas with mature hardwood trees. Mast-bearing hardwood trees are the most important element of squirrel habitat.

Coexisting with Squirrels (N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission)
This article offers tips on preventing conflicts with squirrels.

 

Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger niger & Sciurus niger vulpinus)

North Carolina Wildlife Profiles – Fox Squirrel (N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission)
The fox squirrel lives primarily in mature longleaf pine and open pine-oak forests in the Sandhills and southern Coastal Plain.

Fox Squirrel (Outdoor Alabama)
Fox squirrels eat a wide variety of wild foods including acorns, nuts, seeds, fleshy fruits, buds, flowers, twigs, bird eggs, insects, tubers, roots, and fungi.