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Old 02-23-2006, 06:48 PM
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Fox Squirrel Taxidermy

Last month I shot around 20 fox squirrels with my Volquartzen .17 HMR semi-auto. That gun is so much fun!

This guy, with his totally black underside, is like no other squirrel that I have ever seen so I had to have him mounted.

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Old 02-23-2006, 06:54 PM
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Re: Fox Squirrel Taxidermy

Thats neat I have seen Black and All white but not like that .
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Old 02-23-2006, 06:59 PM
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Re: Fox Squirrel Taxidermy

That is a beauty of a fox squirrel. I have seen one almost like it on my parents land and a couple more that were solid black and one black with a white face. To bad it is illegal to kill them in my home county.
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Re: Fox Squirrel Taxidermy

He looks like some mutant space alien squirrel from the outer rings of Saturn. I just can't find it in me to say he is good looking. But he certainly is DIFFERENT.

Interesting piece of wood, too. Goes well with the unique squirrel
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Old 02-23-2006, 07:14 PM
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Re: Fox Squirrel Taxidermy

Len

If you've an interest Google these;

Sciurus niger avicennia

Sciurus niger niger

Sciurus niger shermani

and others as listed in this page

http://www.dnr.sc.gov/wcp/pdf/foxsquirrel.pdf#search='melanistic%20fox%20squirre l'

There are some color phase fox squirrel pictures to be found that look quite similar to your squirrel.


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I found this too:

Apparently a black bellied Wisconsin fox squirrel!

http://wildlife.wisc.edu/courses/301...s_n_images.htm



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Old 02-23-2006, 07:19 PM
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Re: Fox Squirrel Taxidermy

Dave, thanks. I had found that same site shortly after I popped this guy.
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Re: Fox Squirrel Taxidermy

Doh! Well, I guess I got a lot smarter on this particular quest... I didn't know they existed. Maybe next time I'll find something you don't know. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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