Generally, the colors depicted on the squirrel can be white, cream, brown, rusty brown, light yellow, maroon, dark brown, or black. The tufted ground squirrel measures up to 14 inches and weighs up to 4.4 pounds. It attacks and kills deer to eat their stomach contents, liver, and heart. While the black giant squirrel has a body length of 34-37 cm (13—15 inches), the body length of the Indian giant squirrel is 10-20 in (25-50 cm). While the black giant squirrel has a body length of 34-37 cm (13—15 inches), the body length of the Indian giant squirrel is 10-20 in (25-50 cm).
Weighing nearly four pounds and up to 18 inches tall, these squirrels don't really fly, they glide through the air.
Which is the largest squirrel in North America?
The eastern gray species has been cited as a threat to the fox, and red squirrels coexist harmoniously with the black squirrel. The black squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is named for its black fur, which is formed due to a genetic mutation of white blood cells. The North American native occupies areas such as Canada, Dakotas, Texas, and Colorado, and mainly prefers open areas with some trees, especially oak, walnut, hickory, and pine. When they threaten another fox squirrel, they stand upright with their tail over their back and stroke it.