Monday, May 5, 2008

Black Squirrels


The first time I saw a black squirrel I was attending Kent State University. At that time (many moons ago) they were pretty much contained to that area of Ohio. Ten rare black squirrels had been imported from London, Ontario in February of 1961, but I don't know why. The Black Squirrel Festival began in 1981. Now I live about 30 minutes away from Kent but see black squirrels all the time in my neighborhood. Have you seen them around your neck of the woods?

6 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Yes, they have migrated all the way to northern Illinois. I never ever saw one as a child, but it's not that rare now.

I hope you get lots of answers from many different places.

P.S. I sent you an email. If you didn't get it, let me know over on my blog.

Mary said...

Of course, I've never seen them here. Before I retired I would sometimes be in Rock Island, IL, and they were all over Rock Island Arsenal. That was early 1990's.

happyone said...

Yes, I see them in the woods here in Maryland where I walk every morning. I have taken a couple of pictures of them but your picture is a lot better.

SOUL: said...

never in my life---
cute lil things tho--
i didn't even know they existed...
hmmm

CRUSTYBEEF said...

I have never heard of black squirrels-but flying squirrels yes.how cool!!! I love the picture!
I wonder why Ontario didn't want them anymore? Are they top secret spys? :)

Btw, that pin the 'i heart sad music' is awesome!

Happy tuesday today!
Always,
Elizabeth

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Diane, I tried the email again. (It's about StumbleUpon.) If you don't get it, try emailing me from the link on my profile, and that way I'll be sure to get your correct email address.

Ruth