(Sciurus niger)
Indiana, USA – May 2020

Friendly smiling and completely relaxed, this squirrel watches me wiggle my camera in front of his nose.

Native to the eastern part of North America, the fox squirrel is very lively and diurnal. It is much larger and much less shy than the squirrel native to Europe. The European Union has therefore placed the fox squirrel on a “black list” of invasive species, and it may not be introduced into the EU.