A fox squirrel extracts pine nuts from a Colorado Blue Spruce pinecone (Picea pungens). The pine cones of Colorado Blue Spruce, among other pine species, provide winter food for fox squirrels.
Image Location: United States, South Dakota, Brookings
Image Date: 2009DEC27
Image Species: Sciurus niger rufiventer
Tree Species: Picea pungens
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