Sciuridae
Sciurus niger
(fox squirrel)

Image Caption:
A fox squirrel plows through snow on its way closer to its dray.  Unlike rabbits, a squirrel’s path through the snow is usually a straight line from one point to another.  Although fox squirrels spend more time on the ground than many other tree squirrel species, they still prefer to avoid trudging through the snow by taking an arboreal route when possible.

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Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger rufiventer) Plowing Through Snow

Image Location: United States, South Dakota, Brookings
Image Date: 2008DEC19
Image Species: Sciurus niger rufiventer
(EXIF information is accurate – stamped in UTC).

Web Page and Pictures By Hannah Leitheiser
Updated: 2009MAR11