Date: 1/6/20 2:20 pm
From: Arthur Shippee via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
There are black squirrels in Greenwich, at least around Brook Ridge Drive. I think these are populations connected to those in New York.

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> On Jan 6, 2020, at 3:15 PM, perrier04 via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
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> ´╗┐About 70 years ago, Frank Stanley Beverage, founder of Stanley Home Products, introduced a handful of black squirrels to what is now Stanley Park, in Westfield, MA. They have spread from there. I have seen them as far as Amherst, MA. Some have crossed the Connecticut River. They are in Suffield, CT, and I have seen at least one in Enfield. Not all are pure black. Some mixed-bloods look rather strange.
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> Michael Santner
> Westfield, MA
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> -----Original Message-----
>> From: John D Babington via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
>> Sent: Jan 6, 2020 1:13 PM
>> To: Ctbirds <ctbirds...>
>> Subject: [CT Birds] Black Squirrel - Washington, CT
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>> Came home late this morning and my Mother reported seeing a black eastern squirrel being chased by a gray eastern squirrel. Just noted the black squirrel behind the house. The black squirrel is a melanistic subgroup of the Eastern Gray Squirrel. Not sure if I have seen a black squirrel in CT before. When I lived in NJ I would see them on the campus of Princeton University.
>> David W BabingtonWashington, CT
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