Monday, October 15, 2012

Eastern gray squirrel - Sciurus carolinensis

I saw him live only in New York City thirty years ago, in Central Park; impressed me very much the presence of many birds and squirrels confident, I heard about many years later the invasive diffusion to England where he almost completely replaced the European Red Squirrel. These days it is spoken in Italy (where he was incautiously released), because of its obvious competition with the European squirrel, .....and I confess a little anguish thinking that Italy is assigned the containment measures required for avoid thatexpands throughout the continent ....


Watercolor, 10 x 15 (on commission)

11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful job! So lively...

    We have grays here, too--they're not supposed to share territory with fox squirrels, but they do here.

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  2. I always think about the invasive species we have here .... and forget to think that some of our species are invasive elsewhere. I'm sorry to hear about your grey squirrel problem.

    Beautiful drawing.

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    1. Same here in the lowcountry of South Carolina.

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  3. Such a beautiful drawing!

    We have only red squirrels here in Finland.

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  4. This is a really nice drawing. You capture the character. I grew up with these squirrels, but they don't live in Alaska where I live now, only little red ones.

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  5. Invasive or not, you have created a beautiful, lively painting of the gray squirrel.

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  6. Fabulous drawing of the grey squirrel. They are a pest here too. We rarely see a fox squirrel any more.

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    1. Thank you all for you comment!
      I've tried to represent the squirrel as it really is, pest o not pest, as I remenbre when seen live in NY, he as no fault, but us....

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  8. Beautiful painting! You've captured his spirit well. These are the ones who live in my garden to the exclusion of all others. I have to go to the mountains to see the reds.

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  9. Wonderful job. We have gray squirrels here too. They can be a pest also, but I feed them with the birds and enjoy watching them. Unfortunately they get hit by cars all the time because you can never tell where they are going to dart to, but I guess this helps keep the numbers down.

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