Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)
Fox Squirrels are found throughout North Carolina, but are generally rare. The greatest concentrations are in the Sandhills and southeastern Coastal Plain, where they are uncommon. Larger than the much more common Gray Squirrels, Fox Squirrels come in black and "foxy" color morphs (similar to the rufous and gray color pattern of the Gray Fox). The black ones may have a white nose.
Weymouth Woods, Moore Co., NC 4/18/10.
Brunswick Co., NC 5/15/04.