In the East South-Central Region of the U.S. — which includes Tennessee — there are five types of squirrels. The Northern Flying, the Southern Flying, the Eastern Fox, the Red, and the Eastern Gray Squirrel. All five types are known as tree squirrels. By far, the most common type is the Eastern Gray Squirrel
. These squirrels seem to be everywhere; they can be seen in parks, woodlands, suburbs, cities, mountains, and elsewhere. They have gray fur on top with white underneath and have a bushy gray tail bordered with white hairs.