fox squirrell

Suzanne Newman shared this picture of what is thought to be a black fox squirrel who lives near her driveway in Smarr. She snapped this picture last week as she pulled into her yard and found it sitting under her pear tree helping itself to a pear. 

She said the small creature is the size of a squirrel but has a long straight tail, paws that are long and straight and its face reminds one of a bear.

Newman said as she pulled out her cellphone, it stopped eating  and walked slowly across the drive. She snapped these pictures as it slowly climbed up a pine tree and peered down at her as she looked at it.