Squirrels on Long Island
Eastern Gray Squirrels are a species of rodent commonly found on Long Island. They are gray-brown in color with long bushy tails and small paws equipped with very sharp nails used for climbing. Eastern Gray Squirrels eat fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. They bury nuts and seeds that eventually grow into trees helping keep Long Island green. These squirrels have 2 litters of babies every year: once in the spring and once in the late summer.