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.

All About Fox Squirrels and Gray Squirrels (Welcome Wildlife)
The Fox Squirrel (or Eastern Fox Squirrel) and the Gray Squirrel (also known the Eastern* Gray Squirrel) are rodents in the family Sciuridae. Their suborder, Sciurinae, includes other tree squirrels, as well as ground squirrels, chipmunks, and marmots. There are 10 subspecies of Fox Squirrels and five of Gray Squirrels.