Re: Hybrid Squirrel?
November 08, 2017 at 7:17am
I am not a biologist specifically - but I do have a Master of Science in Psychology with a Biology background and have co-authored journal articles in psychobiology.
Anyway, I would speculate based upon the research literature that what you have there is a color variation of a Bayou gray squirrel as opposed to a fox-gray hybrid which supposedly is extremely rare.
Or . . . a hybrid between a southern gray and a bayou gray - although I have never observed such a report in journals.
Problem is . . . there are so few Bayou gray squirrels now - we do not have much information.
See this article for more explanation: http://www.louisianasportsman.com/details.php?id=10017
What was the size of this squirrel?