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NormMessinger
03-20-2003, 03:47 PM
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Joe (SoCal)
03-20-2003, 03:51 PM
:D

Bruce Taylor
03-20-2003, 03:53 PM
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Rex Fearnehough
03-20-2003, 03:59 PM
What is it?

NormMessinger
03-20-2003, 04:17 PM
Frisky is a Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger). It is one of the largest tree squirrels in the US, 10-15", head and body, with 9-12" tail acording to my field guide but it sure seemed to me the tassel-eared squirrels in Arizona were bigger.

Rex Fearnehough
03-20-2003, 04:45 PM
No, I meant that thing that it was stood on.
We don't have those in Shetland.
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NormMessinger
03-20-2003, 05:53 PM
Well, yes... if you are a termite.

Dutch Rub
03-20-2003, 05:56 PM
Guys like hillbilly Mike eat the brains- its why theyre so smart.... :D

Mr. Know It All
03-21-2003, 12:18 AM
Ever give em peanut butter Norm? It's a riot. :D

I don't eat squirrels anymore Donn. Gave me the worst gas I've ever had. Chased the dog out of the room. :D

Mrleft8
03-21-2003, 07:54 AM
BIG squirrel!
Around here we've always had gray squrrels... About 6 years ago I saw what I thought must be a mutant gray squirrel. Totally black. Then I saw one that looked like it had been at a punk rock concert the night before... Black with a gray tail, and a gray "Mohawk" hairdoo.... Now I see lots of black squirrels, and sort of brownish gray ones, as well as the usuall grays...
I'm guessing they must have come from some other part of the country in a moving van or something...

Bruce Taylor
03-21-2003, 08:01 AM
Mrleft8, the "grey" squirrels around here are black. In Montreal, just two hours away, they're all grey. Somewhere between here and there they must be striped!

It's all the same species, I'm told, though I could swear the black ones were bigger. Some of them look like beavers.

NormMessinger
03-21-2003, 08:29 AM
I thought I knew about squirrels but when I got the book out to be sure I spelled Scirus correctly I noted that it says there are black populations of the gray squirrel, that the range of the gray and fox are about the same and that it does not mention black fox squirrels. I have not seen gray squirrels in these parts though from the range map they should be here. There are what I always considered to be, and am pretty sure are, black fox squirrels. The black form is common within three blocks but I've only once seen one in our yard. I don't eat squirrels any more either but I understand the black ones taste like licorice.

Mrleft8
03-21-2003, 09:42 PM
OMG!!!!! A JOHNNY WINTER SQUIRREL! :D