My little dog keeps the Fox Squirrels away from my bird feeders most of the time but this bold squirrel just waits for us to leave.
It is in this pine tree which is behind my feeders by about 4 steps and it’s about head high. I think it has made a game out of my dog chasing it because it only runs up the tree and turns and looks at my dog. I will have to admit that my dog, Rosie is not much bigger than this Fox Squirrel.
The Fox Squirrel is the largest species of tree squirrel native to North America. The squirrel’s total body length measures 17.7 to 27.6 inches, tail length is 7.9 to 13.0 inches, and they range in weight from 1.1 to 2.2 lbs.