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The Delmarva Fox Squirrel population once ranged throughout the peninsula of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and southern Pennsylvania, but is now endangered - only occurring naturally in parts of Maryland. In the early 1900s, populations of this species had decreased, mostly due to habitat loss from agricultural and residential development, but also because of encounters with vehicles, hunters, and predators like foxes, raptors, and weasels. Their natural woodland homes have fallen to logging and development and thus fragmented, forcing the fox squirrel to compete for food and nesting sites with the gray squirrel.