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The black fox squirrel is also known as the eastern fox squirrel. Long leaf pine seeds and turkey oak and live oak acorns are among their favorite foods and they also eat fungi, buds, bulbs and insects.
Spotted in a pine forest in Silver Springs, Florida. I consider this spotting of a black fox squirrel to be a rarity. I have only seen two in my lifetime.
In May 2011, the fox squirrel was considered a threatened species in Florida due to urbanization and habitat fragmentation.