Length: head and body 10-15"; tail 9-14"
Weight: 1.2-3 lbs.
Number of teeth: 20
Young: 2 litters of 2-4 young born in January-February and July-August.
Lives on the edge of forests and other open woodlands.
Vegetation: fruits, buds, seeds, flowers, leaves, fungi.
Period of Activity
USA: See distribution map.
Fox Squirrel Trivia
Fox squirrels become inactive in winter and curl up in a ball inside a tree cavity or leaf nest. Leaf nests are constructed in large trees and often used in habitats where tree cavities are absent. The home range of a fox squirrel is between 10 and 40 acres.