The Fox Squirrel is an introduced species in British Columbia that first arrived here in the 1980's in Osoyoos, probably from an introduced population in Okanagon County in Washington, and is now found north to Okanagan Falls (Nagorsen 2005). It is native to eastern North America where it is found in the eastern states (excluding New England) west to Colorado and Texas, and in Canada (southern Manitoba and southwestern Ontario) (Wikipedia 2012
). This species is found in a variety of habitats, but often in forest patches with an open understorey. In British Columbia, it is found in urban areas, orchards and open forests in the Okanagan (Nagorsen 2005).