[Tweeters] OT: Dark Squirrel
travelgirl.fics at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 13:56:04 PST 2020
for what it's worth, i've photographed the black variety at reifel (in BC)
and farrel-mcwhirter park in redmond, washington... to my eye, they are
certainly more beautiful than their grey brethren...
george davis creek, north fork
On Sun, Dec 27, 2020 at 10:15 AM Jon. Anderson and Marty Chaney <
festuca at comcast.net> wrote:
> While we are used to the 'cookie-cutter' appearance of the grey (and
> sometimes a bit reddish-grey) eastern gray squirrels, the species can show
> a wide array of pelages. One of the best places to see "Black Squirrels"
> is to go to Stanley Park in Vancouver - when-and-if the US ever gets
> control of the COVID so that we can visit Canada again - where the Eastern
> Gray population consists of mostly black individuals.
> Their Parks and Recreation board website notes that "The abundance of
> invasive eastern gray squirrels are said to have originated from breeding
> pairs given as a gift from the Mayor of New York in 1909 and released in
> Stanley Park. The eastern gray squirrel varies widely in colour from black
> and brown to gray."
> - Jon. Anderson
> From: hank.heiberg AT yahoo.com
> I would appreciate it if someone could ID the dark squirrel in the following photo.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/... <https://www.flickr.com/photos/ljcouple/50764919236/in/dateposted/>
> It hangs around a yard in Carnation that has bird feeders.
> Thank you.
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