Odd squirrels

Asked July 25, 2016, 8:13 AM EDT

I have two squirrels with light brown tails and one which is all light brown. How unusual is this?

Cecil County Maryland wildlife

3 Responses

There is huge variation in grey squirrel coloration. Some are even black. http://icwdm.org/Handbook/rodents/TreeSquirrels.asp vw

I am an outdoors-man. I have seen several thousands of squirrels all over this and many other countries and have shot a couple hundred. I know these squirrels are odd, the first I have ever seen. Why is just the tail light brown? Please refer this question to someone who may have more knowledge about oddly colored squirrels.
Thank you.
Ray

For more information on the squirrel you may have to contact several sources.
Here is a link to the Dept of Natural Resources. Click on the Contact link on the left of the page http://dnr2.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/habitat/wasquirrel.aspx

Also, contact the Nuisance Wildlife Information Line at 1-877-463-6497. They offer the best ways to handle nuisance wildlife and also have knowledge of wildlife biology. mh