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Sherman's Fox Squirrel In Native Habitat
Photo By Audrey Smith

  • Title: Sherman's Fox Squirrel In Native Habitat
  • State/Province/Region: Florida
  • Country: United States
  • Nearest Area: Kissimmee
  • Nearest Town: Kenansville
  • Brief Directions: From State Road 192 in Central Florida, take Canoe Creek Road south approximately 20 miles to Joe Overstreet Road. The Landing is at the end of the road, and is mostly a boat launch area. Many uncommon species can be found in this area, including whooping cranes, snail kites, swallow-tailed kites, bald eagles, eastern bluebirds, eastern meadowlarks, and of course, Sherman's fox squirrels.
  • Best Season: Spring
  • Description: Sherman's fox squirrels are a protected species in Florida, and one of their preferred habitats, pine flatwoods, is a fast-disappearing commodity due to development. The fox squirrel is much larger than the common gray squirrel, often being mistaken for other types of creatures, including monkeys. This particular squirrel ran across the road as I was leaving Joe Overstreet Landing on Lake Kissimmee in Central Florida, and took refuge in a pine tree growing in a cattle pasture.
  • Gear: Canon EOS 40D, 100-400mm IS USM f/4-5.6 lens, handheld
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Keywords:  BlueLandscapes
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