fox squirrel


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fox squirrel

n.
A large North American squirrel (Sciurus niger) having rusty or grayish fur.

fox squirrel

n
(Animals) a large squirrel, Sciurus niger, occurring in E North America
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Noun1.fox squirrel - exceptionally large arboreal squirrel of eastern United Statesfox squirrel - exceptionally large arboreal squirrel of eastern United States
tree squirrel - any typical arboreal squirrel
genus Sciurus, Sciurus - type genus of the Sciuridae; typical moderate-sized arboreal squirrels
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I could hear the distant bark of a fox squirrel as he summoned his companions and made his way toward me.
The goals of this study were to (1) document range expansion of the Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger-hereafter EFS) within the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area over the time period of 2005-2014, and (2) use an ecological niche model to project potential future range expansion of the species in Southern California.
A large tree-dwelling squirrel in North America, the eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger), is found throughout the eastern United States and includes, at the western edge of its range, Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
However, several dawns later a fox squirrel the size of a raccoon was suddenly perched above me, cutting an acorn.
Turning my head slightly, I see a rusty-hued fox squirrel bounding past, pausing to rummage noisily, tail flicking.
The fox squirrel (Sciurus niger), is the common tree squirrel at Willow Slough.
Primarily a Midwestern species, the fox squirrel is at the eastern edge of its range in New York, found primarily in the western part of the state, especially along large rivers (such as the Genesee) and along the Lake Erie shoreline.
When the early morning sun gilded the oak-tree covered hillside with it's golden light I watched in delight as a P&Y sized fox squirrel exited his den hole seventy five yards from my stand and started working his way through the frost bared limbs.
The unusual dark pink to dull reddish hue of the skull and post-cranial skeleton of specimens of the fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) is a distinctive feature that has long been noted by naturalists and has even been used by some biologists (Jones et al.
A few mammals, especially the fox squirrel, eat the fruit.