Sciurus niger
(fox squirrel)

Image Caption:
As the snow begins to melt on a warm day, one squirrel approaches another to begin a game of chasing and tackling.  Although I've seen these games preceded by slow tail flicks, I don't know precisely how squirrels communicate their desire to play.

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Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger rufiventer) Pair Looking at Eachother

Image Location: United States, South Dakota, Brookings
Image Date: 2009FEB08
Image Species: Sciurus niger rufiventer 
(EXIF infomation is accurate – stamped in UTC).

Web Page and Pictures By Hannah Leitheiser
Updated: 2009FEB09