The black grey squirrel

The Fox squirrel had several color phases. I live in GA too and have seen Fox squirrels in red , almost all white, almost all black, almost exactly the same color as a grey , and combos of all the above. The reason you don't see them together is , with the exception of the breeding season, Fox squirrels are territorial and live isolated lives . There are black phase grey squirrels too, although I've only seen 1 in my life around here. There are places further north , like parts of Ohio, where there are more black phase greys than grey phase greys .
You know when your in a Fox squirrels territory when they bark at you. They have at least twice the sound volume and a lot more "chop" in their sound. I've only ever shot 1 Fox, although I've had chances to shoot more. The one I shot was mistaken for a grey. It was August, so the leaves were still thick and I had been circling the base of a bug hickory tree , trying to find the squirrel cutting nuts. After a few minutes of scoping as I walked around the tree, I finally spotted the grey face. A quick shot balled him up and he fell . I was surprised at the heavy thud when it hit the ground . When I walked over to it, there was my only Fox squirrel on the ground. Grey on the main body and head , with a red under belly and underside of the tail.
I just don't shoot them . They are fairly rare around here and being loners , the population never explodes like the common grey . I have no problem with others shooting them . Id just rather enjoy watching them on the rare sighting. The blacks are the most common color locally.
 
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I was a Lineman for AT&T and before that a phone tech for few different company's. Seen a lot of squirrels. Running on cables . Running down poles . Scare the crud out of you. They had a thing for aluminum P clamps. Taste or what I don't know. Metal ones they left alone.
I was a Lineman for AT&T and before that a phone tech for few different company's. Seen a lot of squirrels. Running on cables . Running down poles . Scare the crud out of you. They had a thing for aluminum P clamps. Taste or what I don't know. Metal ones they left alone.
So we have all,different color squirrels, some 3' long ,and now
Aluminum eating squirrels, was their scat silver to!

I thought I had seen everything due to seeing two black squirrels , but now I'm looking for a multi colored ,3' long ,
Flying squirrel ,that only eats aluminum and hangs out by the barn.
 
So we have all,different color squirrels, some 3' long ,and now
Aluminum eating squirrels, was their scat silver to!

I thought I had seen everything due to seeing two black squirrels , but now I'm looking for a multi colored ,3' long ,
Flying squirrel ,that only eats aluminum and hangs out by the barn.
Lmao ! 😆 I'm serious on the aluminum drop P clamps ! Wish I had a photo. They'd run along the strand/cable and I'd grab it and swing it back and forth . Never knocked one off. I'm gonna smoke some payote and go nite nite now. Talk later brothers .
 
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