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Slices of Life By Jill Pertler

October 3, 2012

Biology 101: black squirrels do not exist, except in my backyard
The lesson started with a single, solitary, nut-hunting, tail-twitching somewhat adorable squirrel. At least I believed him (or her, as the case may be) to be a lone squirrel. I guess it could have been two, or even three (boy or girl) squirrels, as they tend to look alike to the untrained eye – under normal circumstances. For me, normal circumstances – in regard to squirrels – always included one hue. The squirrels frolicking in any neighborhood I’ve ever lived in have been, decidedly, gray.



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