Nature Through My Lens

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Here’s a Grey Grey Squirrel.  We don’t see many of these guys anymore, as the Blacks are taking over the gene pool.  This guy is soaking wet with the rain, but it doesn’t seem to bother him much.  He has a good supply of seeds to keep his energy up!

15 responses

  1. He does look rather wet. We used to have them around as well, but here the Fox Squirrel seems to have taken over.They are the same size, but more reddish in color.

    2017/05/18 at 2:37 am

    • Ruth, we used to have a red squirrel in this area but they have been displaced buy these guys! Now there’s only one little area where the red is still living!

      2017/05/18 at 3:23 am

  2. Nice pic, Robin. Is the black colour a dominant gene? I just assumed they were different species when I saw black ones once, from your post I assume they are the same?

    2017/05/18 at 5:07 am

  3. We have got the same in England, only ours is the Grey Squirrel against Red Squirrel.

    2017/05/18 at 8:47 am

    • Bob, I think the Grey is dominant!

      2017/05/18 at 8:58 am

  4. Very interesting. I always thought the grey and black squirrels were different species. Great photo of the little thief.

    2017/05/18 at 12:06 pm

    • Maggie, thank you!

      2017/05/18 at 8:27 pm

  5. gwenniesgardenworld

    Here in Europe we have little red squirrels but they are killed by the bigger grey ones.

    2017/05/19 at 1:08 pm

    • Gwennie, that’s basically what the Greys are doing here too. I guess the strongest will survive! Thanks!

      2017/05/19 at 11:43 pm

      • gwenniesgardenworld

        Yes I know, but we didn’t have greys in Europe until someone imported them from the States and importing animals is Always a big risk as the imports often kill the natives !!

        2017/05/20 at 11:54 am

      • Gwennie, you are very right on that!

        2017/05/20 at 6:41 pm

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