Sherman's fox squirrel

Sciurus niger shermani

Sherman's fox squirrel is found in peninsular Florida to the north end of Lake Okeechobee. Its preferred habitat is pine forests of longleaf pine or South Florida slash pine, where it eats pine seeds and acorns. The Sherman's fox squirrel is rarely seen in urban areas. It is a species of special concern.

Photo credit: Larry Korhnak

 

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