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The black squirrel occurs as a "melanistic" subgroup of both the eastern gray squirrel and the ... Black squirrels are well established in the Quad Cities area along the Iowa-Illinois boundary. According to one story, recounted in the book The ...


Apr 1, 2011 ... The first batch of black squirrels — eight in number — was sent to the National Zoo in 1902 by Thomas W. Gibson, Ontario's superintendent for ...


Jun 9, 2014 ... Scientists discover a genetic mutation that is causing black squirrels to develop darker fur and could give them greater immunity.


Sep 21, 2016 ... Ottawa is home to both black and gray squirrels. If you find any evidence of squirrels in your attic, call Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control.


The interaction between black squirrel towns is civil and downright cooperative, compared to the heated fracas between White Squirrel Towns. Black squirrels ...


Nov 9, 2013 ... The black squirrels often surprise newcomers. But they are just “a melanistic subgroup of the eastern grey squirrel,” as Wikipedia has it.


Spotting a black squirrel for the first time can cause wonder, their shiny black coats so plain against the turf, compared with better-camouflaged gray squirrels.


Nov 14, 2008 ... Photo by Flickr user audreyjm529 “Can you find out if there are black squirrels all over Northwest DC because a pack of rare black squirrels ...


Jan 26, 2016 ... Despite their strange color, black squirrels are becoming more common than they may seem.