Friday, October 7, 2011

FL FWC Seeking Help to Locate Florida's Eastern Fox Squirrel

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is conducting a survey to collect all sightings of the Eastern Fox Squirrel, a species of special concern. If spotted, please report your sighting at the Fox Squirrel Registry.

The fox squirrel, named for its fox-like tail, is a charismatic mammal approximately twice the size of the common gray squirrel. The coloration of the fox squirrel is highly variable, ranging from a creamy tan to all black. In Florida, the fox squirrel can be found in almost every county, but the distribution is patchy and not well understood.