A Fox Squirrel having a bagel for breakfast down at White Rock Lake. Now I have seen everything.

Wikipedia has this to say about Fox Squirrels:

Eastern fox squirrels in Ohio prefer hickory nuts, acorns, corn, and black walnuts. The squirrels are absent where two or more of these mast trees are missing. Eastern fox squirrels also eat buckeyes, seeds and buds of maple and elm, hazelnuts (Corylus spp.), blackberries (Rubus spp.), and tree bark. In March, they feed mainly on buds and seeds of elm, maple, and willow. In Ohio, eastern fox squirrels have the following order of food preference: white oak (Quercus alba) acorns, black oak (Quercus velutina) acorns, red oak (Quercus rubra) acorns, walnuts, and corn.

Photographs courtesy Nick Jackson.

Fox Squirrel - The Most Important Meal of the Day

Fox Squirrel - The Most Important Meal of the Day

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