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Fox Squirrel

Sciurus niger

Description:

The eastern fox squirrel is the largest tree squirrel. It is 10-15 inches in length. It has three distinct color patterns. In the northeastern part of its range, it is gray above with yellowish undersides. In the western part of its range, it is gray above and rust colored on its undersides. In the southern part of its range, it is black with a white stripe on its face and a white tip on its tail.

Habitat:

Hackberry tree in wildlife habitat yard.

Notes:

This tree must have nice cooling properties. This was the second squirrel I found draped on the tree that hot afternoon.

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7 Comments

joanbstanley
joanbstanley 7 years ago

Thank you, MaryFord.

MaryFord
MaryFord 7 years ago

This is Pic of the Day on www.greatnatureproject.org! Congrats!

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 7 years ago

Adorable!! :)

joanbstanley
joanbstanley 7 years ago

I love it too, when I see them sprawled out this way.
It was one of those 100 degree days Texas gets at the end of summer and this fellow apparently decided an afternoon siesta was in order.

surekha
surekha 7 years ago

Love these squirrels :)

Apple
Apple 7 years ago

I love it when the lay around being comfy and lazy. I had one the other day that perched up on top of a ladder with all 4 legs hanging off the sides for about an hour the other day. They can sure relax as great as they can play!

ColtMooney
ColtMooney 7 years ago

Looks like it was a hot day

joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Texas, USA

Spotted on Sep 1, 2013
Submitted on Sep 3, 2013

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