Sciuridae
Sciurus niger

(fox squirrel)

Image Caption:
A fox squirrel eats snow from a tree branch.  Fox squirrels will sometimes eat snow to supplement moisture from food and keep from dehydrating.

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Fox squirrel (Sciurus niger rufiventer) Eating Snow

Image Location: United States, South Dakota, Brookings
Image Date: 2009JAN25
Image Species: Sciurus niger rufiventer 
(EXIF infomation is accurate – stamped in UTC).


Web Page and Pictures By Hannah Leitheiser
Updated: 2009JAN01