Class: Mammalia Order: Rodentia Family: Sciurdae
Length including tail from 8/1/2 to 9 7/8 inches. Weight 2-3 oz. for an adult.
Range: Found throughout NC in urban areas and in hardwood and mixed pine forests. They prefer tree cavities with openings 11/2 to 2 inches in diameter. They also favor bluebird boxes and atics (which is where this one was captured).
Breeding: twice a year - January/February then June/July
Average litter is 1-6
Cute Factor: 10+