First posted by james beam: "Is your squirrels red? Down south we call the red ones 'fox'"
james beam wrote:well gee whiz, whatever color the thing is don't matter anyway. If you want them nearby, feed em sunflower seed, they might go for that. And if your really serious about having em hang out with ya, you could set a nesting box wayyyyyyyy wayyyyyyyyyy (think 80' or more) up in a tree. The thing is, you can't just have like one lone tree in your yard, squirrels frequent areas that they can traverse from tree to tree, a little jump and poof he is out running me thru the woods. The red fox squirrels I've seen naturally hang out in the tops of a big pine, sometimes a hollow snag, might hold some extra food he likes. If it is a grey squirrel just plant or set out some sunflower, he will eat ever drop. They like a bowl of water on the ground too.