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Fox squirrel

Sciurus niger


•It's the largest species of tree squirrel native to North America. •They eat generally masts, tree buds, insects, tubers, bulbs, roots, bird eggs, seeds of pines and spring-fruiting trees, fungi and agricultural crops. •They are diurnal and non-territorial. •They spend more time on the ground than most other tree squirrels.


Open forest stands with little understory vegetation, agricultural land, forest edges, urban and suburban areas -I saw these squirrels in Naperville (USA)

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Naperville, Illinois, USA

Spotted on Jan 6, 2016
Submitted on Apr 12, 2016

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