Check out the super-sized fox squirrel

The body length of a fox squirrel can be up to 27.5 inches, its bushy tail can be 13 inches long, and it can weigh as much as 3 lbs.

For most Monroe Countians, whenever the subject of squirrels finds its way into a conversation, gray squirrels immediately come to mind. This is understandable since it is the squirrel most commonly seen throughout the county.  This is the squirrel that regularly raids our bird feeders, attacks our tomatoes and harvests its share of pecans.  

However, Monroe County is also home to the largest tree squirrel in North America. Of course, I am referring to the fox squirrel.