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    Thanks folks, i had no idea they were that wide spread.

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    I've been told by an old hunter that black squirrels are fox squirrels with a heavy walnut diet
    Acorns produce that reddish color
    And he suspected that those "grey colored" fox squirrels had a heavier diet of hickory nuts.
    Now that's only a general thing. Varieties and genus' vary from one region to another.
    The ones I hate are the small variety of red squirrels. They can tear a soffit apart in a couple of days.
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    We have what we call Fox squirrels in north fla. They have lots of black, are bigger and seem slower than gray squirrels. I saw one very recently plodding across the road a few miles from my house.

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    Both the Fox Squirrel and Eastern Gray Squirrel often have melanistic sub-populations.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_squirrel

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    Grays and reds in the cities and mountains here, places tree cover. In the sage scrub its ground squirrel.

    Never a black or albino.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina73 View Post
    Black squirrels are a large part of the population here on the SC shoreline. They segregate. You will see the black squirrels only in some places and the gray squirrels in others. If you are on the golf course then you will see black squirrels. If you are in a neighborhood then you only see the gray squirrels. I often wondered if it was because of all the Pines on the golf course vs Oaks in the neighborhoods.
    Segregation even among squirrels? ??? What is this world coming to. I treat them all the same be they gray, black or red.

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    This reminds me that I haven't seen a flying squirrel in 50 years. Of course they were rarely sighted back then. The critter somehow got in our house. Huge eyes. Mom ushered it out unharmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    I have what I first identified a few weeks agao as a black squirrell ( color variation of Gray) in my yard. But upon getting a good look today I realize he has some gray ( not surpring) and the red head of yet another type of squirrel. I have always assumed that grays with red on them were crosses. If correct I may have atri-racial rodent!

    There is a full on black squirrel that bounces around down the street a lot. It was the first time I ever saw one. Did not know they even existed.
    Pitch black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    This reminds me that I haven't seen a flying squirrel in 50 years. Of course they were rarely sighted back then. The critter somehow got in our house. Huge eyes. Mom ushered it out unharmed.
    My cats drug on in about three years ago. Hid behind the refrigerator.
    I locked up the cats and shooed her out.
    She hopped like a frog. very odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retirednsmilin308 View Post
    My cats drug on in about three years ago. Hid behind the refrigerator.
    I locked up the cats and shooed her out.
    She hopped like a frog. very odd.
    90% of the pictures of black squirrels I get on my trail cams are just midair black streaks, lol.

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