click on the pics ro enlargeFor the past couple of weeks, the backyard has been overrun with Black squirrels, which are quite rare. Black Squirrels number only 1 in 10,000 squirrels found throughout North America. Black squirrels are found in abundance here in Ontario Canada.
Black and grey squirrels are the same species and can interbreed. A mutation in the gene that governs coat pigmentation is responsible for the black colouring. The testosterone-fuelled black squirrels are faster, fitter, fiercely territorial and more aggressive, beating greys to food and mates.
I hope the new kid on the block has access to that last bit of information!!!
I guess he heard about the fabulous feeding stations here in our yard via the grapevine...
and he's moving in!
and yes...I did name him...Stoney Braveheart
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