The first time I spotted one of these I couldn’t figure out what it was. They are twice the size of the common Grey Squirrel and shy. They disappear quick.
This was the first one that didn’t run away.
There are three different subspecies, the other two look like a normal squirrel. Southern Fox Squirrel have the white face and ears.
They like pine forests on the coast, something we have plenty of. The southern variant has a good population in South Carolina, but a rare in North Carolina. They colors tend go full grey in other areas of the south.