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25 April 2008 @ 12:45 pm
Invasion Of The Mutant Attack Squirrels  

The report is from the UK -- they haven't shown up in North America... yet.

 
 
 
Catkatrinb on April 25th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC)
There are black squirrels at Haverford College, and in fact the black squirrel is their sports mascot (at least for some teams - it's generally that or the "Fighting Quakers"). They are feisty little creatures, but then they're used to getting college students to feed them. (I've seen a grey one at Bryn Mawr attempting to haul off a whole discarded pizza box, presumably with some pizza left within...)
darrenziegerdarrenzieger on April 25th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but are the Haverford black squirrels known to gang up on small dogs and tear them to shreds?

The Russian squirrels may be a different strain from the North American one -- it would pretty much have to be, from what I can glean from the article -- just with the same pigment-affecting mutation.

I guess we'll know once the Russian ones make their way over here surreptitiously, as many ecosystem-ravaging species have done, and start going Conquistador on their North American cousins.

Incidentally, I'd never seen a photo of a red squirrel. Too freaking cute.