Sciurus niger

(fox squirrel)

Image Caption:
A fox squirrel sits on a cottonwood branch.  The fox squirrel is a medium sized tree squirrel (Feldhamer, 2003), which is larger than the gray and red squirrels.  The pelage (fur) color is variable throughout its range (Feldhamer, 2003).

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Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger rufiventer) in Cottonwood Tree
Works Cited:

Feldhamer, G. A., Thompson, B. C., & Chapman, J. A.  (2003). Wild Mammals of North America.  JHU Press.

Image Location: United States, South Dakota, Brookings
Image Date: 2008OCT09
Image Species: Sciurus niger rufiventer
(EXIF Information is accurate – stamped in UTC).

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Updated: 2009JAN01