Sciurus niger
(fox squirrel)

Image Caption:
A fox squirrel picks up part of a rotting stump, runs around, and does some half flips while holding it.  I've also seen fox squirrels play with sticks and leaves.

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Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger rufiventer) Playing with Wood

Image Location: United States, South Dakota, Brookings
Image Date: 2009MAR08
Image Species: Sciurus niger rufiventer 
(EXIF information is accurate – stamped in UTC).

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Updated: 2009MAR12