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From: mike drake
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
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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