Sciuridae
Sciurus niger

(fox squirrel)

Image Caption:
Squirrels build large leafs nests, called dreys, which can roughly be used to estimate squirrel population density.  Since fox squirrels build more dreys than gray squirrels, a large density of leaf nests is a suggestion of fox squirrels where the ranges overlap.

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Image Location: United States, South Dakota, Brookings

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Updated: 2013MAR19