3745, SQUIRREL,BROWN W/ NUT 8'' are anatomically scaled to create the best reproduction of the life size stuffed animal and the most realistic stuffed animal in the industry.
The fox squirrel, also known as the eastern fox squirrel or Bryant's fox squirrel, is the largest species of tree squirrel native to North America. Despite the differences in size and coloration, it is sometimes mistaken for American red squirrels or eastern gray squirrels in areas where the species co-exist.
Endemic to North America, the Eastern fox squirrel is a comparatively large rodent with a long and bushy tail. The scientific name of this species is 'niger' (black), since the first Eastern fox squirrel to be described had black coat. However, overall, the coloration of their fur varies greatly from individual to individual. The Eastern fox squirrel is co called due to the common yellowish-red coloration, closely resembling that of a fox. The Eastern fox squirrels also come in melanistic or entirely black coloration, which is more common in populations in the southern parts of their range. Individuals of both sexes look alike. The winter and summer coats are generally similar, although during the winter months, they exhibit more tufted ears as well as heavily furred foot soles. One of the most unusual facts about this mammal is that it has pink bones, whereas bones on most mammals are white. This is due to accumulating a chemical in its teeth, bones and tissues.
The natural range of this species extends over certain portions of southern Canada, eastern United States and northern Mexico. Meanwhile, introduced populations of the Eastern fox squirrel occur in British Columbia and Ontario (Canada) as well as California and Washington in the western part of US. The preferred habitat of this rodent is open woodland with open understory and scattered cover of trees. Within this habitat, the Eastern fox squirrel favors living among oaks, hickories, walnuts and pines. This animal is also known to occur in hedgerows and timbered fencerows that are adjacent to prairies. This type of habitat is also found in urban areas, where the Eastern fox squirrel can occasionally be observed.
The Eastern fox squirrels are omnivores, they generally feed upon plant matter and gall insects, including moths, beetles, bird, eggs, and dead fish. They complement this diet with seeds such as these if acorn, hickory, walnut, mulberry, and Hawthorne.
- Due to its extremely flexible ankle joints, the feet of this animal rotate up to 180 degrees, and the squirrel is able to climb down trees head-first.
- Squirrel is a Native American symbol of trust, thriftiness and preparation.
- The name 'squirrel' originates from a Greek word 'Skiouros' that means a “shadow tail”.
- Four front teeth of this animal grow continuously throughout its life. In order to wear down old teeth, these rodents have to gnaw on nuts and tree bark.
- When threatened or alarmed, squirrels try to confuse a predator by running back and forth and in various directions.
- Squirrels are also highly intelligent creatures. In order to confuse and get rid of food thieves, they occasionally pretend to bury nuts.
Product Dimension: 6.69(L) X 5.12(W) X 8.66(H)
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