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This one has a very red face, almost as though it were embarrassed!
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Yes quite a lot of them around here seem to have various bits of red on them. I wonder if there are any environmental factors that are selecting for grey squirrel's that are a bit ruffous, or is that just in there nature to look that way? Sounds like a project for someone.
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Grey squirrels are born with a lot of red in the fur but normally this is almost all lost in adulthood in their native America. In America they are found in birch woods where the tree bark is predominantly a grey colour. In Britain, however, they are adapting by retaining more of the red of their juvenile pelt. Strictly speaking animals who suffer from neoteny (retention of juvenile markings) are selected for.
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