my husband found this in the driveway this morning. some unlucky little gray squirrel lost the tip of his tail last night. later in the afternoon, my husband saw that very one eating scraps under his bird feeders. he seemed completely unfazed. i worry about his balance being out off while he waits for the fur to grow back. it’s clear just from watching these gray squirrel acrobats that their tails are necessary for counterbalance. i just google it, and indeed, the tail serves three function: balance, protection (warmth), and communication. good luck little guy! we’re rooting for you.
gray squirrel tail tip