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Eastern Gray Squirrel Black Phase

Sciurus carolinensis

Description:

Black phase of the Gray Squirrel is more common in central Ontario than the gray phase. Throughout the entire range of the Gray Squirrel, melanistic squirrels (including the black colour phase) live primarily where there is snow in winter.

Habitat:

Mixed woods next to a lake.

Notes:

Britannia Conservation Area.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Lat: 45.37, Long: -75.79

Spotted on Sep 15, 2018
Submitted on Sep 16, 2018

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