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Eastern Fox Squirrel

Sciurus niger

Description:

The fox squirrel (or eastern fox squirrel, Bryant's fox squirrel) (Sciurus niger) is the largest species of tree squirrel native to North America.

Habitat:

Spotted in the Botanical Gardens in Denver, Colorado.

2 Species ID Suggestions

seaotter8
seaotter8 9 years ago
American red squirrel
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
RosaJessen
RosaJessen 9 years ago
Eastern Fox Squirrel
Sciurus niger


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11 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

@sparkle, just come across your comment. The secret for me is a good zoom. Mine is 16x, with a good lens (Leica on my Panasonic) and a good stabilizer in the camera. I take a large sized photo and crop it. Good luck!
p.s. sorry it took so long to answer you...

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

neck and neck for these ID's! Anyone else want to join in the identification of this squirrel!?

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

thanks Daniele, this little fella was definitely not small, though I'm not sure of the measurements...

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Hi Pam! I seconded fox squirrel. The American red squirrel has a whiter underbelly and a white eye-ring. Its is also quite small, if you have any indication of size.

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

thanks AndiBrowning... waiting for confirmation of the exact ID...

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

2 ID's here, running neck and neck! Can anyone help clarify the ID? Thanks...

pamsai
pamsai 9 years ago

thanks tajminator...

sparkle
sparkle 9 years ago

Nice Picture of the Squirrel P.S how do you get a squirrel up close?

AndiBrowning
AndiBrowning 9 years ago

Very nice series BTW

AndiBrowning
AndiBrowning 9 years ago

Looks like a Fox Squirrel or Eastern Fox Squirrel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_squirre...

the_tajminator
the_tajminator 9 years ago

amazing pictures squirrels are tough to get good ones of

pamsai
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pamsai

Denver, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Aug 31, 2012
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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