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We have only grey squirrels here but a state park about 15 miles to the
north seems to have only black ones. Perhaps they require different

Dan in deep eastern PA snow and hoping spring will be here ASAP.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 6:27 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] chipmunks and squirrels

> A slight change of topic here, but....
> Growing up in Chicago and Fort Wayne, all I ever saw were golden/reddish
> brown squirrels. Then I saw grey squirrels in Bloomington, IN. And up in
> Guelph ON I saw black squirrels. So I thought the colors were regional
> albeit in an odd sort of way. However, recently right here in Fort
> Wayne, I've begun seeing black squirrels on the Southwest end of town
> where I work, while nothing but the brown ones on the northeast end
> where I live (1/2 hr apart) Is this odd?
> What color are your squirrels?
> Kitty
> -------Original Message-------
> From: Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net>
> Sent: 02/18/03 12:06 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] chipmunks  was: birds and other critters
> >
> > Well, curiosity finally won and did a little Googling for chippers.
> Found this Canadian site with good info. plus a map of N. America
> showing the range of the - would you believe - 21 species that live
> on this continent!
> http://www.cws-scf.ec.gc.ca/hww-fap/hww-fap.cfm?ID_species=56&lang=e
> Map shows why you don't have them, Andrea and why they aren't found
> in S. CA...
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Andrea H <hodgesaa@islc.net>
> >
> > Marge-we don't have chipmunks here, but did when I lived in the
> upper part
> > of the state. So my guess is they stop somewhere mid-South
> Carolina. Don't
> > know why we don't have them here. Too hot?
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