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Monkey squirrel (local name) or fox squirrel

Sciurus niger

Description:

11 to 15 inches in height a medium sized rodent like mammal. Predominantly a grey and brown-black coat.

Habitat:

Pine forest adjacent to a golf course and former scrub habitat and wetland.

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2 Comments

MichaelEdward
MichaelEdward 7 years ago

yes, definitely a nursing female. she let me get fairly close but I didn't want to overly disturb her. these guys are at least double the size of grey squirrels and even while nursing are very human friendly.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Nice-looking squirrel! Nursing maybe?

Mick G
Spotted by
Mick G

Sebring, Florida, USA

Spotted on Mar 10, 2013
Submitted on Mar 10, 2013

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