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Red squirrel looking rather grey

Observed: 6th February 2010 By: Lone RangerLone Ranger’s reputation in MammalsLone Ranger’s reputation in Mammals

Also video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7iY0v1xPCw
Red squirrels became very common in the gardens once they had discovered peanuts at a feeder near by. Could be reading sunday papers on the patio and a squirrel feeding at a feeder about 6ft away. Great for photography.

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Red squirrel

Young red squirrels are often very grey in colour, however, the presence of ear tufts show this to be an adult, or an old juvenile at least.

There have been reports of black (melanistic) red squirrels. I think this may be one of these.

Graham Banwell

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