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Florida’s largest squirrel, the fox squirrel grows to 25 inches long, including a 12 inch tail. Named after the fox due to its unique ‘fox-like’ run & long bushy tail, our fox squirrel has grayish- black fur, a black face and a white nose. Less numerous than gray squirrels the fox squirrel spends more time on the ground and often runs, to evade predators. Other local squirrels include the familiar eastern gray squirrel and the nocturnal southern flying squirrel.

Latin Name: Sciurus Niger

Habitat: Pine Flatwoods, Oak Hammock, Swamp

Diet: Pine Seeds, Nuts, Fungi, Fruits and Insects

Species Alert! Species of Special Concern