Fox Squirrel
  • Home Range: 5 to 40 acres.
  • Food: In spring, fox squirrels eat buds and flowers as well as tubers, bulbs, roots, insects, and bird eggs. Their summer diet shows a shift to fruits, berries, seeds, and grain. Farmers know that fox squirrels also like tender, ripening corn.
  • Mating: There are typically 2 breeding seasons. One in winter (January and February) and the other in late spring (March) or early summer (July).
  • Gestation: 44 to 45 days
  • Number of young: 2 to 4
  • Number of litters: 1 to 2
  • Young independent: Weaned at about 8 weeks.