About that black squirrel.
We used to have only the little grey Douglas Squirrel in our immediate area. In a neighbouring town, there is the big black squirrel, not even sure of the name.
In the past few years, I have seen this big black squirrel becoming more and more common. I recall a few years ago, a nursery (when I had the small gardening nursery I ran here at my place) client told me that the black squirrel was taking over the territory of the teeny tiny Douglas Squirrel. I now think that it has. I don't see the little squirrels anymore, nor chipmunks, they used to be very prevalent. Oh dear.
Well, a little story. Many times during a day, I sit out at my chicken yards and watch them. I have been hearing this strangest sound coming from the tall cedar trees. Weird sound to be up there. Coulda sworn that it was one of the chickens way, way up high. Nope, I followed the sound and after a long, long time, saw what was making it. It was that black squirrel, and let me tell you it is loud!!! Is sounds kind of like it is going phew, phew phew, some particular sounds that I hear my chickens make (can you picture this sound in your mind's eye?). Wonder where the teeny tiny little Douglas squirrels have all gone....kind of makes one go "huh". Have that great, most awesome day, beautiful health. Cindi