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Climbing Black Squirrel Taxidermy Mount - SW3313


Small GameTaxidermy for Sale - Black Squirrel 

Small Game Taxidermy SellingJust completed! Outstanding Black Squirrel climbing taxidermy mount. This gorgeous Black Squirrel is mounted on a nice piece of heavy, weathered wood. Great detailing throughout. Claws intact. Pelt is thick and shiny black. For the supreme craftsmanship and sheer beauty of this animal, it receives the quality rating of "Excellent". A nice trophy room accent piece or a great gift idea for the wildlife lover or sportsman.

Scientific Name: Sciurus carolinensis
Size including wood base: 22" tall x 8" wide x 5" deep.
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About the Black Squirrel

Due to their rare occurrence taxidermy mounts of Black Squirrels are not easy to come by. The black squirrel is a "melanistic" subgroup of the eastern gray squirrel and the fox squirrel. It is not a separate species of squirrel.  The black fur color is a mutation in populations of gray squirrels, but it is rare. Because of their dark fur, they are better disguised in the dense, dark forests of the eastern United States. The black skin allows them to absorb more of the sun's heat keeping them warmer in the winter months.

They are mainly found in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States and are also found in Britain, Quebec, and Ontario. There is a particularly large population in Kent, Ohio because they were introduced to the area by a scientist who was hoping to study the impact on the local ecosystem. They store food in trees, underground, and in other secret locations, and will build nests in trees to stay dry and warm. The diet of the Black Squirrel is varied and adaptable, consisting of nuts, berries, and other plant material.

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