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Black Squirrel


Black Squirrel
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Copyright: Wentzel Lee (lawentzel) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 14] (124)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-06
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-06 11:01
Viewed: 2041
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The black squirrel is a melanistic subgroup of the eastern grey squirrel. As a melanistic variety of the Grey Squirrel, individual black squirrels can exist wherever Gray Squirrels live. The black subgroup is particularly abundant in the northern part of the Eastern Grey's range. This may be due to the significantly increased cold tolerance of black individuals. Large natural populations of black squirrels can be found throughout Ontario, and in several parts of Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio. Populations of grey squirrels in which the black subgroup is dominant can be found in these four areas as well as in smaller enclaves in New Jersey, Illinois, and Connecticut.
[Per Squidoo.com]

My wife and I feed the deers in our neighborhood. The black rubber dish the squirrel is sitting in is full of corn. They can sit there for nearly an hour, just filling up on corn.

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Ciao Wentzel.
Simpatica foto di questo scoiattolo mentre si procura il cibo,eccellente nitidezza,molto belli i colori,ottima la gestione della luce,BRAVO.
Ciao Marco.

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