Gray Squirrels normally dominate, but during the past year, Fox Squirrels have risen to be masters of the open spaces.
The most noticeable difference is in the
coloration. Fox Squirrels display an
abundance of rusty red colored hair on the face, legs, belly and especially on
the tail. Both species have similar
dietary preferences, so are often attracted to backyard feeders.
They will often leave the
shelter of a tree to forage far out into an open field. They are also not as ambitious as the Gray
Squirrel when it comes to accessing a food source. While a Gray Squirrel will make every effort
to reach a feeder full of delectable food items, the Fox Squirrel is content to
stay on the ground and take whatever comes its way.
Why bother holding up your body
when you can stretch out and take it easy?
casts a perfect squirrel sized shadow.
The Fox Squirrel is an excellent example of
how to avoid the ill effects of a hot summer day. The size of mammal populations is always
changing. It’s best to enjoy those
animals that suddenly appear in abundance.
You never know how long they are going to stay or what may one day take
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