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Sherman's Fox Squirrel

Sciurus niger shermani


This is a subspecies of fox squirrel found in Florida & Georgia. In comparison to other squirrels, this species is large (23 - 28 in. = 600 - 700 mm) with highly variable dorsal fur color ranging from nearly all black (uncommon) to silver, with variations of black over silver and silver over black. Underside is tan. Head is generally black; ears and muzzle are often white. Wikipedia


Longleaf pine, pastures, sandhill


Due to habitat loss, Sherman's fox squirrel has been designated as a species of special concern and hunting or trapping of them is prohibited by state and federal law.

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jeslowery 9 years ago

Very cool animal!

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Fyn Kynd 9 years ago

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 31, 2015
Submitted on Feb 20, 2015

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