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Fox squirrel and grey squirrel crosses are fairly common.   We have lots of them and we also have some nifty looking all black squirrels. Some are shiny black and some have more grey in them.  The all black ones are very pretty. And of course we have a small herd of red squirrels too but we try to keep them away because they are the little devils that cause damage.

Oh.....and a herd of chipmunks that like to come up on the deck at cocktail time,  walking all over us and waiting for a peanut. Some of them we can (carefully) pet and they just sit on your knee cracking a nut.

 

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had a black one in the yard for a week last year then didnt see it anymore.  saw one a week ago about 2 blocks away. grays are thick here so they get thinned out quite often. 

 

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Thanks for the info eyeguy. We don't have any fox squirrels around here but we had one red running around last summer till the neighbor shot it last fall. 

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I assume the little red squirrel must have moved in an aggressive manner that lead to the neighbor shooting him. Or perhaps he shot him for food, to feed his sixteen hungry kids.

Surely he did not shoot little red simply for his own amusement?

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3 hours ago, delcecchi said:

Or perhaps red squirrels had a history of damaging his house and stuff, so he engaged in a preemptive strike.  

those are mean critters!!  and do plenty of damage!!

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We have had a regular plague of them here. They wreck your buildings and the danger of them starting a fire by chewing on the wires is very real. 

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20 hours ago, delcecchi said:

Or perhaps red squirrels had a history of damaging his house and stuff, so he engaged in a preemptive strike.  

 

You hit the nail on the head Del. Plus he terrorized the gray squirrels at every chance, they would see him coming and they would scurry away.

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