Another Delmarva Fox Squirrel
I got a chance to slip over to Blackwater NWR again yesterday (yay!) and was rewarded with another sighting of the large yet elusive Delmarva Fox Squirrel. And finally in a tree and not scampering around on the ground!
Delmarva Fox Squirrel
The Delmarva Fox Squirrel was listed as endangered in 1967. After a rigorous recovery plan and range expansion, the Delmarva Fox Squirrel was finally removed from the endangered species list in November 2015.
Their big, bushy tail grows to 15 inches long.
After many years looking for even just a glimpse of this very shy squirrel that is found only in the mid-Atlantic region, it wasn’t until this year I was able to sight and photograph them several times, for which I feel fortunate.
It is gratifying to the see the protective efforts of many has been a success for the significant growth in population of the Delmarva Fox Squirrel.
And, as squirrels go, they can’t help but look cute!