A red fox Squirrel in Newton Iowa USA shot with Canon t4i and 300mm lens on landscape mode due to my vision.
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Scientific name: Sciurus niger
Lower classifications: Delmarva fox squirrel
Higher classification: Sciurus
captivity, eastern fox squirrels have been known to live 18 years, but in the wild most fox squirrels die before they become adults.12 Their maximum life expectancy is typically 12.6 years for females and 8.6 years for males. Because of overhunting and the destruction of mature forests, many subspecies of fox squirrel (the Delmarva fox squirrel for example) are endangered.12 Another major cause of fox squirrel population decline is mange mite (Cnemidoptes sp.) along with severe winter weather.11 wiki
Dedicated to these hardy creatures who survive often brutal Iowa USA winters.