The Delmarva Fox Squirrel is one of the largest tree squirrels in the western hemisphere. In 1967, these squirrels were listed as an endangered species, because of loss of habitat due to development and timber harvesting. However, after a rigorous recovery and range expansion, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service de-listed the squirrels in November 2015. Rather than jumping from tree to tree, Fox Squirrels will descend down a tree and travel on the ground to the next tree. This particular fellow was not shy at all, and gladly posed for his picture while eating some delectable treat! Photo taken on Assateague Island.
May 29th, 2022
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