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Wild Sunday: Black yard draw on squirrels

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So, I have this dilemma.

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After years of battling squirrels in my yard and porch (they're really semi-wild rodents of the worst sort in human settings), I may have to concede a wild corner.

For whatever reason, our town is seeing an increasing number of black gray squirrels. I saw the first about two blocks away nearly two years. Now we have at least three, maybe four, within a couple blocks of our house.

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And there is something more endearing about black squirrels, maybe it is the starkness of them, than the regular old bushy-tailed gray marauders of the feeders.

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I was in the Traverse City area over the weekend and noticed quite a few black squirrels running around.

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