Black Squirrel

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  1. jfiscus

    jfiscus 6 pointer

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    Are you in or near Glendale, Ohio?
     
  2. acorns for dimes

    acorns for dimes Fawn

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    I shot one down in Louisiana while leasing some ground in the Basin near Ramah. Had a whole family of them. I took him to get mounted but the taxidermist said my shot did too much damage.
     
  3. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    In the area of Gladwin, Michigan where we used to deer hunt that's all there was were black ones.
     
  4. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Had a trail cam pic and short vid of flying squirrel just the other day. There are a few where I hunt. Indeed cool little critters.
     
  5. Saw a solid black fox once in Pendleton county.
     
  6. reivertom

    reivertom 12 pointer

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    I saw several black and black/red/white fox squirrels in Southern Georgia when I was training for a job. They were huge compared to ours.
     
  7. JR in KY

    JR in KY 10 pointer

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    Like Duster said, Michigan is full of them.
    I used to see an Albino on my mail route a few years ago....when I got to a certain place I would stop and. Look for him. He showed up about once a week.
     
  8. Luther's Feist

    Luther's Feist 6 pointer

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    Yep that is a black phase of a grey squirrel. I have never seen one around here. Went up to Washington d c and saw several of them running around also saw a couple that were white. I'd like to see them populate in my area. I would love to get one of those mounted
     
  9. tasaman

    tasaman 6 pointer

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    New subspecies! Needs protecting. Just kidding. If it's all black I would say it's just hypermelenistic specimen. If it is not completely black but has white also it may be hereditary.
     
  10. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 10 pointer

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    When I first moved to Corbin I shot one and thought I had really done something. I was going to have it mounted but then I got to noticing that they were everywhere around here! I see them regularly here.
     
  11. Fat Tony

    Fat Tony 12 pointer

    Our place in northern Michigan all the squirrels are jet black. Someone brought some of them to Glendale Ohio from MI 100 years ago and they are still all over the place there.
     
  12. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    bunch of them here in Maryland. watched some the other day while taking in my sons baseball game. pretty critters.
    we also have a bunch of black cats here, but they keep shooting themselves in the hood in Baltimore. over 300 killed this year, you would think the species would go extinct at that rate, but they multiply too fast.
     
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  13. elkaholic

    elkaholic 10 pointer

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    BLACK SQUIRRELS MATTER
     

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