What would you think if you looked in the woods and saw this?
I’ve already answered the question in my title but we had no idea what it was when we first saw it.
We’ve lived in Florida for 10 years but saw this rare squirrel for the first time last weekend. We actually saw two.
But yesterday we saw one that was right along the road and a good place for us to pull over and take these photos.
When I first saw it, I thought it was a raccoon.
The tail is very long and bushy like a fox and when it runs, it trails behind it just like a fox on the run. The body of the squirrel it is 3 to 4 times larger than a regular squirrel and look at the length and width of the tail.
The markings on the one last weekend were a little different. It looked more like it had a black mask with a white nose and the feet were black.
But this one posed for photos so he’s my favorite now!
I’m joining Beautiful Sunday and
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
and Amaze me Monday.
You may not think of the ‘piney woods’ of Florida but we have those in this part of North Central Florida and now we’ve seen the Fox Squirrel (very near where we saw a small black bear when we first moved here)
Have you ever seen a Fox Squirrel?