black squirrel

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: squirrel - fox squirrel or grey squirrel in the black color phase
tree squirrel - any typical arboreal squirrel
genus Sciurus, Sciurus - type genus of the Sciuridae; typical moderate-sized arboreal squirrels
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It may sound a bit nuts - but black squirrels are the result of the grey squirrel interbreeding, a study suggests.
So, this article is as much about gray squirrels as it is black squirrels.
I decided to do some research on the worldwide web and found that there are indeed black squirrels in this country, although they are rare.
We hired bicycles and took a ride along Centre Island's lakeside boardwalks, stopping for maple syrup ice cream and to spot some black squirrels.
Along with the black squirrels (yes, black), the highlight was a visit to the 200-year-old St Lawrence market, where you can buy virtually any food under the sun.
"This one probably ran off to find a new mating ground, because there have been other sightings of black squirrels in surrounding areas."
Melanistic fox squirrels in the metropolitan area of Omaha are typically solid black; however, some atypical forms have been reported, including black squirrels with orange tails and squirrels with an orange and black bodies (Leuninghoener, 1973).
At Rule Gallery, the props of these dark dreamscapes referenced several of the most well-known sets: Two black squirrels from Gathering Paradise, 1991, clung to a wall amid three saturated-blue leaves from A Breeze at Work, 1987, and a tan snake from Walking on Eggshells, 1997.
It is thought all black squirrels, which are the same species as grey squirrels but with a piece of DNA missing on a gene that means they can only produce black fur, came from a dozen animals released from a private collection in Bedfordshire.
The azure waters are brimming with VietnamAAEs best coral reefs, and the forests bustle with macaque monkeys and black squirrels, one of several species indigenous to Con Dao.
Black squirrels are very elusive, as soon as they see you they're away.