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The rise and rise of the black squirrel

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Black squirrels are becoming an increasingly common sight because of a genetic mutation which stops their fur turning to grey and could make them more immune to diseases, scientists have found.

Researchers will study whether the faulty gene, which is also found in white blood cells, makes the black squirrel more aggressive, as it does in other species.

http://www.telegraph...c-mutation.html

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We had pockets of populations of black squirrels where I grew up. Including an island where most (if I remember correctly?) were black.

Never noticed or heard about any difference in behavior from our grays.

Found this I didn't know as a source for some of our black squirrels

"Notable populations of black squirrels can be seen in Kent, OH where they were introduced in the 1960s as part of an experiment and in Battle Creek, MI where the Kellogg brothers (the cereal folk) introduced them in efforts to reduce the red squirrel populations."

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survival of the fittest.

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I've seen 2.........:)

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