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 Largest Fox Squirrel you have seen or shot?
Earl_Basset  [Member]
10/29/2009 11:17:28 AM
The largest I have shot was 29", the largest I have seen was easily over 36" in length. I was deer hunting though, and the .270 would have made him mince meat.

I'm hoping someone has a pic of a monster fox squirrel they have taken as some of my buddies don't believe a fox squirrel can get that big.

This pic was taken back in the 90's.

Keith_J  [Team Member]
10/29/2009 12:41:26 PM
They tend to be a bit smaller. But they seem to be harder to kill or at least are tougher. I nailed one with a shot through the jugular/carotid and severing the spine in the neck and it still did the flop/jerk for a good 10 seconds, bleeding out a large pool of blood. Cat squirrel just would have died in a pile with nary a jerk.

They are also a bit smarter, IMHO. Might be why I have not gotten the older ones.
heresthedeal  [Member]
11/4/2009 12:31:37 PM
3ft is pretty damn big, I've killed a bunch over 2, but i don't even shoot em that big anymore unless i just want the skins,(a buddy of mine brain tans them, tougher than hell) they are so tuff when they are that big you can't eat them.
i have seen a couple that were at least 3ft though, i tend to just stick with the greys anymore, even the big ones are pretty tender, once you boil them a little, just about every time i sit in a tree stand for more than a couple of hours i end up shooting squirrels, i did learn my lesson after sticking one to a tree about 20ft up, its pretty much impossible to get your arrow back, but that damn thing would not leave me alone. stuck a zwickey right through him into the tree at about 30ft, damn thing flopped around till he fell of the arrow, hit the ground and took off. tuff little squirrel went a good 50 yards, had a hell of a time finding him. spent the better part of an hour trying to get my arrow out of that tree, ended up breaking it off with my gear rope at the base of the point. i carry a couple judo points now just for that.
i hope someone gets the pics you want, I'd like to see them as well.
rychencop  [Team Member]
11/4/2009 12:34:19 PM
called in a F-16 for a JDAM strike.

PA452  [Team Member]
11/12/2009 11:52:48 PM
I shot maybe the biggest squirrel I've ever shot this past Saturday. It was a fox squirrel, and looked like the size of a small raccoon. It was fat, but I don't think it was anywhere near 3 feet. Personally, I can't imagine a squirrel being 3 feet long.
Earl_Basset  [Member]
11/13/2009 10:19:20 AM
Originally Posted By PA452:
I shot maybe the biggest squirrel I've ever shot this past Saturday. It was a fox squirrel, and looked like the size of a small raccoon. It was fat, but I don't think it was anywhere near 3 feet. Personally, I can't imagine a squirrel being 3 feet long.


I got a pic at my dad's house of a 32" one sitting beside a yard stick, if I can find it next time I am over I will take a scan of it. Finding one that size is about as rare as a Boone and Crockett buck in my area, but they're there. I saw a fox squirrel last year that had blonde hair, craziest thing I ever saw, it was as blonde as Dolly Parton's wig, I've never seen one like it before.
jcoffman55  [Team Member]
11/13/2009 6:25:42 PM
I never measured them, but I know that the ones we had in Louisiana were MUCH larger than anything I have seen in GA.
Keith_J  [Team Member]
11/13/2009 6:31:18 PM
Just got a good sized one, FINALLY! 22" long, approximately. Why? He was up in the tree and the exiting pellet (yeah, AIR RIFLE) took off about 3" of the tail . It was just hanging loose. That isn't all that is weird, he was scratching his jaw with his right rear foot and the pellet hit the first metatarsal, the long foot bone, before smashing in the pectorals, clipping the anterior vena cava (blood vessel to the heart from the head) and exiting just above the diaphragm. On its way out, it clipped the tail.

Not too much meat lost, just a bloody mess. Yes, dropped instantly.

Fatty too.
Ironmaker  [Team Member]
11/13/2009 6:48:34 PM
The one that live in my back yard are monsters. They are not real long, but they are thick. They look like body building squirrels.
vanilla_gorilla  [Team Member]
11/16/2009 1:00:02 AM
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=10&f=3&t=627387
Earl_Basset  [Member]
11/16/2009 10:22:52 PM
Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=10&f=3&t=627387




Wow, I have never seen one that fat.........ever. Seen them longer, but never that fat.
Keith_J  [Team Member]
11/18/2009 11:46:40 AM
They are getting BUSHY. And with LOTS of fat.

Means only one thing, going to be a cold winter.