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Douglas Squirrel ((Tamiasciurus douglasii) This "Siamese" squirrel has a genetic defect. It is a temperature sensitive mutation where the melanin breaks down in body areas that are warmer. There has been another documented case of this mutation on Cortes Island in 1980. Canada,Douglas squirrel,Geotagged,Tamiasciurus douglasii,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Douglas Squirrel ((Tamiasciurus douglasii)

This "Siamese" squirrel has a genetic defect. It is a temperature sensitive mutation where the melanin breaks down in body areas that are warmer. There has been another documented case of this mutation on Cortes Island in 1980.

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  1. Lovely educational post! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks. Apologies for not replying sooner. This little fellow has survived the winter even though he does stand out without any snow. The robins find him an easy target. Posted 2 years ago

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The Douglas Squirrel, scientific name ''Tamiasciurus douglasii'', is a pine squirrel found in the Pacific coastal states and provinces of North America. It is sometimes known as the Chickaree or Pine Squirrel, but since Chickaree is also used for the American Red Squirrel and Pine Squirrel for the genus ''Tamiasciurus'', these alternative names are better avoided. Variant spellings of the common name are Douglas' Squirrel and Douglas's Squirrel. The Native Americans of Kings River called it the.. more

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Uploaded May 10, 2017. Captured Feb 12, 2017 12:56 in 324 Whaletown Rd, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkII
  • f/8.0
  • 1/320s
  • ISO800
  • 140mm