Common Name: Fox Squirrel
Scientific Name: Sciurus niger
Habitat: Woodlands, but spends considerable time on the ground.
Diet: Mostly herbivorous—nuts, tree seeds and buds, fruit, fungi, and, uncommonly, bird eggs and young birds.
One squirrel may bury hundreds or even thousands of nuts. Although many are found again, squirrels contribute heavily to the planting of new trees when unfound food caches sprout and grow.