Saturday, January 16, 2010

Can black squirrels mate with grey squirrels?

That is the problem with common names. black squirrels can be fox squirrels or grey squirrels depending on what region you are in.

In truth if the black squirrel you are talking about is a grey then yes. If it is a fox then no (at least not likely, there is the ocassional gray, fox hybrid).

PS. I just found out that grey squirrel can also be referred to as black squirrels, just goes to show that you can still learn something new.Can black squirrels mate with grey squirrels?
Yes, but there is a positive chance of a negative result !Can black squirrels mate with grey squirrels?
Funny you should ask that!

Yesterday I saw a grey squirrel running along the road with a red head, so it looks like red and grey can breed.

Cant say I have ever seen a black squirrel?
Sure, squirrels aren't prejudice.
Yes, they are the same species, same animal. The ';black'; squirrel is a color phase of the Gray squirrel. What's called a melanistic characteristic.鈥?/a>

but would they really want to???

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