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Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
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Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Description: Fox Squirrels (Sciurus niger) are large, gray and orange tree squirrels with long, bushy tails. The tail is gray above, orange below, and bordered with orange. The belly is orange. The head and body are 10-15 inches long, and the tail is another 9-14 inches long. This species is variable, with some populations lacking orange (i.e., all gray) and others all black or all white.

Fox Squirrels live in forested areas throughout eastern hardwood and piney woods where nut trees, such a pecan trees, walnut trees, and other nut trees are available for food.

Don't look for this species around Las Vegas, rather, look for them from the Dakotas to central Texas and eastward.

Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Melanistic (very dark) Fox Squirrel eating a nut.
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) If you were a tasty nut, this might be the last face you ever see!
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Melanistic (black) Fox Squirrel
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Melanistic (black) Fox Squirrel
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Notice that this big girl is lactating
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Notice that this big girl is lactating
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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