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Gray vs. Fox

How do gray and fox squirrels differ?

Gray Squirrels
Gray backs and side
White or gray bellies
White-fringed tails

Fox Squirrels
Orange or rust backs and sides
Orange bellies
Black-fringed tails

There is some overlap in appearance.
Gray squirrels may have a hint of rust on their backs and sides.
Fox squirrels may have predominantly white bellies.

What about black squirrels?
In the Chicagoland region, any black squirrel you might see is a variety of the gray squirrel.

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