eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) is the most
common tree squirrel in Nebraska. It is common throughout
fox squirrels breed during December and January, and
sometimes again in early summer. They dwell primarily
in tree cavities and leaf nests. About three to six
young are born after a 45-day gestation period. Each
newborn squirrel weighs about 1/2 ounce. The young are
weaned at 3 months of age.
Fox squirrels do not hibernate, although they spend
much time in their nests during the winter. Fox squirrels
generally live from four to seven years but can live
as long as 12 years.
antics of fox squirrels are fun to watch and they are
interesting backyard wildlife. However, squirrels can
also be a nuisance or cause property damage and control
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