bigw00dy Tuesday Aug 26 01:30 PM
August 26(B), 2008 : Princeton Black squirrel
While in Princeton doing some work, this little guy came over to check me out. I was doing to the same to him, but I had a camera....
Shawnee123 Tuesday Aug 26 01:41 PM
I've seen black squirrels in the Lake Erie area.
Undertoad Tuesday Aug 26 01:48 PM
I'm not racist.
Shawnee123 Tuesday Aug 26 02:08 PM
birdclaw Tuesday Aug 26 02:09 PM
Blackened squirrel? I have always liked Cajun food.
LabRat Tuesday Aug 26 02:10 PM
I have occasionally seen black ones in Iowa City, though Grey seem to be much more popular around campus. The first time I saw one, I wasn't sure what it was. We also have Fox squirrels. There are a couple huge Fox squirrels that live in the neighbor's trees behind us that we often watch from our kitchen tearing around our backyards chasing each other. I love them, endless free entertainment.
Juniper Tuesday Aug 26 02:27 PM
There are pockets of black squirrels here and there.
HungLikeJesus Tuesday Aug 26 03:00 PM
We have Abert squirrels in Colorado. They're big and black and have bunny ears.
Clodfobble Tuesday Aug 26 03:01 PM
Yes, it's rare now, but as industrialism spreads the lighter-colored squirrels will stand out more in the trees, and the black squirrel population will flourish.
lookout123 Tuesday Aug 26 03:03 PM
so what you're saying is, these black squirrels were bused in?
WillieO Tuesday Aug 26 03:13 PM
I'm all for Black squirrels in Higher education. I just want to be sure that a under achiving squirrel did not take the seat of deserving Light Brown squirrel simply based on the color of his or her skin,...er fur.
sweetwater Tuesday Aug 26 04:21 PM
Mostly scrawny grey squirrels here (Texas) but I have seen black squirrels. I was living in Canada and saw sinister black shadows loping through the trees. Even after I recognized their squirrel shapes it took me a bit to realize it was the actual squirrel, and not the evil vengeful ghosts from a million road kills. The only white squirrels I have seen were stuffed ones.
Trilby Tuesday Aug 26 05:02 PM
HA! Good one, WillieO!
Trilby Tuesday Aug 26 05:02 PM
PS. That looks like some sort of Devil Squirrel to me. Look at it's eyes!
ZenGum Tuesday Aug 26 09:38 PM
Stonan Tuesday Aug 26 10:31 PM
Come to Vancouver, British Columbia. We have black and gray ones all over the place. My Jack Russell terrier keeps 'em running!
monster Tuesday Aug 26 11:18 PM
We have Squirrels of Color here too. There are more 40 miles away in Canada. Rumors that they went over to visit the casinos and drink and were not allowed back into the US due to the terrism-related tightening of border controls are unconfirmed.
newtimer Tuesday Aug 26 11:32 PM
Now, comrades, we have all seen Squirrel. But where is Moose?
darkwing duck Tuesday Aug 26 11:41 PM
Washington, DC has quite a few of them, too. From a story I read in the Post, they were originally brought down from Canada to go in the National Zoo. (apparently they didn't stay there.)
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Aug 27 01:33 AM
Yeadon, PA has had black ones for years, but they don't seem to have migrated into the surrounding burbs.
Ibby Wednesday Aug 27 03:42 AM
UMD is full of them...
SPUCK Wednesday Aug 27 05:56 AM
We usually have about three squirrels that hang out in our walnut tree and bomb the crap out've us when ever we try to barbecue.
Sundae Wednesday Aug 27 06:03 AM
Ibby Wednesday Aug 27 06:46 AM
UMD is full of them...
spudcon Wednesday Aug 27 08:39 AM
dar512 Wednesday Aug 27 11:21 AM
wolf Wednesday Aug 27 01:27 PM
There was a black squirrel that used to raid my birdfeeder at my old townhome, and there are white squirrels at work. The campus is known for them.
Bullitt Wednesday Aug 27 01:32 PM
This one got in a fight with an electrical step-down transformer on campus.. he came, he grabbed, he couldn't let go.
tombstone Wednesday Aug 27 02:17 PM
Re: "While in Princeton, doing some work, this little guy came over to check me out." So--what sort of work was this little guy doing in Princeton?
Trilby Wednesday Aug 27 02:20 PM
Do you attach any mystical significance to this?
Coz I do.
lookout123 Wednesday Aug 27 02:23 PM
oh sure, the white ones are all important and powerful... where's the aclu when you need them?
wolf Wednesday Aug 27 04:57 PM
Most folks, however, attribute it to the Haldol and Thorazine in the groundwater.
hipshot Wednesday Aug 27 08:49 PM
"little guy"? Take a closer look at that "little guy's" belly.
TheMercenary Wednesday Aug 27 09:36 PM
Lots of people eat squirrels around here.
Etoile Wednesday Aug 27 10:47 PM
I'm new to the Cellar, I signed up for one specific reason: to share my albino squirrel pictures. She was a mama too, actually. Sorry the pictures aren't better, this was pre-digital camera!
wolf Thursday Aug 28 01:52 PM
Yikes, Demon Squirrels!
frankchicarelli Thursday Aug 28 03:32 PM
This morning, my wife told me there was a dead squirrel at the end of the driveway. 20 minutes later when I was leaving for work, I saw that he was still alive. Just barely. He looked like he was in a lot of pain and would never be able to walk again. So guess what I did with my car?
lookout123 Thursday Aug 28 03:56 PM
drove him to the vet's?
Cloud Thursday Aug 28 04:29 PM
Etoile, very cute!
Aliantha Thursday Aug 28 05:37 PM
Welcome to the cellar Etoile, and thanks for sharing those pics with us. We don't have squirrels in my part of the world, so ordinary pictures of them are interesting to me, but to see a white one is awesome.
DanaC Thursday Aug 28 07:21 PM
Hallo Etoile! Thanks for sharing those with us. Welcome to the Cellar. Just one quick question:
What sauce would you recommend for albino squirrel? I mean, would you go for the same as usual, or something more more white winey?
Bibliomaniac Saturday Aug 30 12:30 AM
We used to live near Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue, Nebraska (next to Omaha) and often saw black, gray, and red squirrels. (That's three different kinds of squirrels--not tri-colored ones.)
Hertzie Saturday Sep 13 12:14 PM
Lol, I seriously didn't think these were rare at all, but now that I think of it, when I go to the U.S. I barely see them. I live in Southern Ontario though and it's a rare day if you don't see one.