Fox Squirrel, San Jose CA

Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)

San Jose, CA



Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Family: Sciuridae

Species: Sciurus_niger


Thanks to John Carr for helping me in to classify it.

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  • John Carr 8y

    I think that's a Fox Squirrel, in one of the classic squirrel poses.
  • Franco Folini 8y

    I'm not aware of Fox Squirrels (Sciurus niger) on the west coast. This picture was taken in San Jose, California. If you know that is a Fox squirrel for sure please let me know.
  • John Carr 8y

    Fox Squirrels have been introduced into urban areas of California. It looks a lot like a Fox Squirrel -- the size, the shape, the color, the bushy tail, and the fact that it is sitting out in the open on the ground eating.
  • qewtypants 7y

    Great shot!
  • rachelgreenbelt 5mo

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