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Another white-tailed squirrel

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For the last two weeks we have run reader photos of squirrels with the genetic mutation of a white tail. This week, we have a squirrel of another color, though also with a white tail.

Patrick Snyder, of Solon Township, sent us photos of a black squirrel that got into his birdfeeder last winter. “He has rather distinct markings, so at first I couldn’t figure out what a baby skunk was doing out so early and how it got on my feeder,” remarked Snyder. He added that they nicknamed it Squunk (blending and shortening squirrel and skunk).

Thanks for the photos Patrick!

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