Black (grey!) squirrels in Maine

Check out this interesting article in the Bangor Daily News from 11/12/15 on the apparently recent increase of black squirrels in Maine.  It also details a historical transport between Michigan and Massachusetts.  I’m a bit surprised there is no mention of the latitudinal theory of this color morph, where black is an adaptation to hold on to heat for more northern populations….

http://bangordailynews.com/2015/11/11/news/midcoast/the-mysterious-origins-of-the-black-squirrels-inhabiting-lincoln-county/

 

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