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Eastern Gray Squirrel Black Phase

Sciurus carolinensis


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.


Cedar stand next to a large marsh.

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Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek a year ago

Thanks Jim 😀

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson a year ago

I did not know that gray squirrels lived in little wooden houses. Nice spotting, Greg!

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek a year ago

Thank you so very much Brian...congratulations on your 1.5K in great spottings. 😀

Brian38 a year ago

I love these "black phase" Gray squirrels. Great images Greg! And by the way we both went over 1500 spottings today - congrats!!

Greg Shchepanek
Spotted by
Greg Shchepanek

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Lat: 45.29, Long: -75.81

Spotted on Sep 29, 2018
Submitted on Sep 30, 2018

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