Delaware -(Ammoland.com)- Following the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s announcement that the Delmarva fox squirrel will be removed from the federal Endangered Species listing Nov. 16 due to a recovered increasing regional population,
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife today announced a conservation plan promoting the squirrel’s further recovery in Delaware.
“Although the Delmarva fox squirrel does not symbolize the nation like the bald eagle, this species is unique to the Delmarva Peninsula and serves as a symbol of the geographic region it calls home,” said DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Director David Saveikis. “Maintaining the Delmarva fox squirrel population is important to the people of Delaware and to our state’s ecological diversity.”
Larger and slower-moving than other squirrels such as the familiar gray squirrel, and not well-adapted to urban areas, Delmarva fox squirrels can be identified by their size, their silver-gray coats with white bellies, and smaller ears and fuller tails. The species inhabited forested areas of the Delmarva Peninsula, including Delaware, before experiencing a sharp decline in the mid-1900s primarily due to land-clearing activities including …Read the Rest