Sciurus niger

(fox squirrel)

Image Caption:
A fox squirrel extracts pine nuts from a Colorado Blue Spruce pinecone (Picea pungens).  The pine cones of Colorado Blue Spruce, among other pine species, provide winter food for fox squirrels.

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Fox squirrel (Sciurus niger rufiventer) Eating a Pine Cone

Image Location: United States, South Dakota, Brookings
Image Date: 2009DEC27
Image Species: Sciurus niger rufiventer
Tree Species: 
Picea pungens 
(EXIF infomation is accurate – stamped in UTC).

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Updated: 2010JAN07