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Sherman’s Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger shermani)

Sherman’s Fox Squirrel is found in the Southeastern US in Longleaf Pine forest. The Sherman’s Fox Squirrel is a fire dependent species. It is only found in areas that have frequent fires to maintain the pine flatwood ecosystem the squirrel is adapted to survive in. Fire suppression and habitat loss have lead to a decline in their population. 

Osceola National Forest, FL