Black is the new grey is the new red...

15 Nov 2013

…in the world of squirrels, that is. Where we live, red squirrels have long since been “out competed” by greys. In the past few years, though, the greys have been supplanted by black squirrels (this rodent revolution is the subject of academic interest).

On a very local scale, we recently witnessed a good old squirrel squabble in our back garden, and the melanistic contender has won!

Recently, the victor has occasionally woken us up with a dawn chorus of squirrel barking. If you’ve never head a squirrel bark, it’s a pretty weird sound. I wonder if it is triumph or frustration: we have installed an RSPB Squirrelguard to make his new territory a little bit less valuable to him.

Tags: nature