Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

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

The largest squirrel in the eastern U.S., they are abundant in some parts of their range and are found begging at every park bench. In NC, however, they are rare and are found primarily in dry remnant longleaf pine habitats. Their body coloration is variable from grayish and/or rufous to quite blackish with white on the face.

Brunswick Co., NC 6/27/2010
Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Brunswick Co., NC 5/15/2004
Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

This individual is motly tawny-gray with the black restricted to the head.

Brunswick Co., NC 10/29/2006
Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Brunswick Co., NC
11 July 2009
Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Brunswick Co., NC
11 July 2009
Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Kalamazoo Co., MI 3/14/2004
Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger) Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

Kalamazoo Co., MI 3/15/2004


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