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August 13, 2019 - The Guardian

Black squirrel 'super' species? No, just a darker shade of grey

Black squirrel 'super' species? No, just a darker shade of grey
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In popular myth they are an aggressive new “super” species pushing out the grey squirrel just as it has displaced the red squirrel.

“The fact black grey squirrels have become so common right across North America is possibly because black fur offers a thermal advantage, helping them inhabit regions with extremely cold winters,” she said.

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