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jcsgreenthumb
15 years ago

Hi,

These squirrels are endemic to our area. Apparently in the early 50s someone got a pair as a gift from friends in Florida, who found them after a circus train had crashed.

They were kept as pets but did not produce any litters. Then one got loose, and the owners were unable to catch it so they released its mate. They have multiplied and thrived here since. The town of Brevard has made it illegal to shoot or otherwise do harm to them and has a festival each May in their honor.

This was the first time we've seen them in our "yard" since moving here last fall.

Jeanne

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