Unique Fox Squirrel

I noticed this unique looking fox squirrel snacking on something at the side of our driveway. The odd coloring of this fox squirrel is called Piebald. It’s a genetic trait and sometimes happens when there’s not a lot of new members in the breeding population. This is only the second fox squirrel I’ve seen around here. I think it’s sad that there isn’t more fox squirrels around here. It’s because in this area, though rural it may seem, the woods are being destroyed for profit or housing.

I apologize for the quality of the video. I took it through a window with a screen so I’m lucky it’s viewable at all. Unfortunately, I don’t have a very steady hand at holding a camera for taking videos, but thankfully the video host I use has a pretty good stabilizer that’s helpful to make my video sort of float smoother and not appear as shaky.

I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.


10 thoughts on “Unique Fox Squirrel

  1. How cute! I have never seen a fox squirrel before. It is sad their habitats are being destroyed. The area around my aunt’s home in VA has changed so much since I spent summers with her as a child. Lots of housing developments have gone up on what not too terribly long ago was farmland or wooded land. I’m not a fan – I wish it could stay the way it used to be!

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    • Thanks so much CW,
      I agree. I wish that the woodlands was left alone. Or at least bigger patches of woodlands was left alone in developed areas. :/
      Sounds like a delightful place to spend your childhood. It’s wonderful that you have the treasured memories. 🙂


    • Thanks Nadine
      I agree, it took me a moment to figure out what it was when I first saw it, I thought young opossum until I saw it’s tail. 😀


  2. When critters look a bit different, they tend to stand out from the crowd. The trees are seeing the same demise here, sadly. We have opossums visiting now. We live on a 5-lane road with a lot of traffic, and one of the little ones got run over. I saw another one in the yard a couple nights ago, and wonder how many there are.

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    • Hi Patti
      This was a fun little critter to watch. I haven’t seen it since that day, so I feel lucky to get the video and photo of it. 🙂
      When the trees/plants and critters/wildlife becomes casualties of humans greed or needs. It makes me so sad. 😦


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