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Parapoxvirus may also be a strongly contributing factor; red squirrels have long been fatally affected by the disease, while the eastern gray squirrels are unaffected, but thought to be carriers — although how the virus is transmitted has yet to be determined. They have keen senses of sight, smell, and hearing and are alert, nervous and wary, especially on the ground. These perhaps provide and assist in the insulation of the den, used to reduce heat loss. Animal preference and motivation is always inferred from behavior. Eastern gray squirrels exhibit a form of polygyny, in which the competing males will form a hierarchy of dominance, and the female will mate with multiple males depending on the hierarchy established.
The long hours spent together, learning how to climb trees again, connected the squirrels deeply. Oak-hickory hardwood forests are preferred over coniferous forests. The gray squirrel is the largest and most common of the Connecticut squirrels. Gnawing, scratching, and pattering sounds, in early morning or daylight hours, usually signal their presence. Journal of Mammalogy Full adult body mass is achieved by 8—9 months after birth. Game animals and shooting in North America.