Why Do Fox Squirrels and Grey Foxes Have the Same Markings?

The markings of grey foxes and fox squirrels are noticeably similar.
How did such different animals end up wearing the same outfit?

These two native species, the Eastern grey fox and the Eastern fox squirrel, have nearly identical markings. Both developed these patterns to adapt to the same environmental pressures. The light or white markings on their undersides, called countershading, help both animals camouflage when seen from the side, while he pattern of grey and red helps the animals blend in while climbing through trees.

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