The Fox Squirrel, Sciurus Niger, is the largest species of tree squirrel native to N. America. They're certainly HUGE where I grew up in Hart Co. Kentucky. Nothing like I see in Western Washington or Denver Colorado. I met one on the ground as big as my 11lb tomcat, unusually big even for a Fox squirrel. I stepped one foot forward as a little challenge. It did the same to me... I backed off=) #johnjliam
During my career as a park ranger with North Carolina state parks I often received crazy reports of unusual and exotic animals in or near the park. There have been accounts of mountain lions, wolves and even a kangaroo prowling around.
Fox Squirrel - Sciurus niger The fox squirrel is one of four squirrel species in Ohio; gray, red, and flying squirrels are the other three. Of the four, the fox squirrel is the largest. Fox squirrels were not originally inhabitants of Ohio. #wildohio #ohiomammals
The Big Cypress fox squirrel (Sciurus niger avicennia) is a unique subspecies of the Eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) found south of the Caloosahatchee River and west of the Everglades region of Florida.
Sherman's Fox Squirrel (fox squirrel subspecies Sciurus niger shermani) Sherman’s Fox Squirrel occurs in peninsular Florida to the north end of Lake Okeechobee, and is more than twice the size of the common gray squirrel. It is probably destined for eventual “endangered” status. Fox squirrels are selective in their habitat needs. They depend mostly on pine seeds for food in the summer and on acorns during the remainder of the year.