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Fox squirrel are the largest of the tree squirrels. They range in size from 10-15 inches and are typically reddish in color, but that does vary by location. Despite the differences in size and coloration, they can be mistook for American red squirrels or Eastern gray squirrels in areas where they co-exist. It is most common to find fox squirrels in yards and on power lines. The food habits of these squirrels differs by location; they enjoy plant buds, bulbs, agricultural crops, mushrooms, insects, seeds of fruit trees, roots, and bird eggs.
The Fox squirrel spends more time on the ground than other squirrels and is most active during the day. Their nests dreys; they have two separate dreys the summer and winter. The summer dreys are typically built of sticks high up in branches— the winter dreys, hollow tree trunks. They can nest in the same winter drey for years!
Fox squirrels can be nuisances. They raid birdhouses to eat eggs and hatchlings. It is common to receive complaints from homeowners about these squirrels regularly invading bird feeders, attics, sheds, and garages. It is important to call a licensed wildlife operator to properly trap and remove these animals. If you believe to be experiencing problems associated with fox squirrels, give Hogarth’s a call today!