Sciuridae
Sciurus niger

(fox squirrel)

Image Caption:
In a run, a squirrel's fore feet will print behind the front feet.  While running, the hind and fore feet line up, in contrast to a rabbit which will print with one foot lagging behind the other.

Few signs are able to positively distinguish fox squirrel from gray squirrel where their ranges overlap, although their prints are slightly larger.

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Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger rufiventer) Prints (Tracks)


Image Location: United States, South Dakota, Brookings
Image Date: 2008DEC13
Image Species: Sciurus niger rufiventer
Inset Image Location: South Dakota, McCook County
Inset Image Date: 2008DEC25


Web Page and Pictures By Hannah Leitheiser
Updated: 2009JAN01