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From: mike drake
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augusta, ME
Just last week I saw two black squirrels right here in Augusta, Maine. Never thot I'd see the day!!!!!! is this possible? Thanks Mike....

 
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From: Laura Kammin
Visiting Extension Specialist, Pollution Prevention
Extension-Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program
lkammin@illinois.edu
Yes, possible. Black squirrels are just the melanistic variety of the grey squirrel. Here in Illinois we have grey, black, and white varieties of the grey squirrel.

 
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