Sherman’s Fox Squirrel

Sherman's Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger shermani)

Sherman’s Fox Squirrel (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.

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  1. Laura Leonard

    I saw one of these for the first time at a route 75 rest stop in South Georgia. I have never seen one before. I have lived in Georgia for 11 years and travel this route about 4 times a year. I only saw one and it was much faster and seemed more interesting than a typical gray squirrel.

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