- Mar 31, 2012
- David Schwandt
Here in my area of Michigan we only seem to have the grey and black squirrels around the town's but in the woods and fence rows I've only seen fox squirrels and sometimes those pesky little red squirrels that aren't a whole lot bigger than a chipmunk and move so fast and can't sit still for more than a few seconds.David, a black is the melonistic stage of a grey.The Mi. biologists claim the black genetics are stronger and eventually most greys will be black.Growing up we had no blacks just grey and fox.Now we have more blacks than greys....????? nope I'm not a biologist but a serious hunter....
Only 8" of snow? I'd trade for the cold we've been having, just over the border from Walhalla. -30, -32C at night, but have only scraped the sidewalk once, swept it twice. Not even put the thrower on my 149. Only places colder are either Alaska/Yukon/NWT, or that band between the Black Hills and over at Digger's area of Minnesnowta!
Around here we've got foxes, coons, skunks, and possums that'll all go after the chickens. Fortunately our cat has never shown interest in them. We keep them the chickens in an enclosed coop, and there's a fenced in outdoor area for them to run around in when it's warm out.Looks like mighty comfortable living.... around here we have coyotes,fox,coons,and stray cats all after the chickens ...just gotta keep an eye on 'em....