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!

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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.

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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!



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