It's #squirrelappreciationday! The area around the @msumuseum is FULL of black squirrels - and there's a weird reason why.
Black squirrels are just a color morph of Sciurus carolinensis, the common gray squirrel. In the 1930s, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (yes, THAT Kellogg - like the cereal) released a population of black squirrels on his property near Battle Creek, Michigan - supposedly to outcompete the red squirrels in the area. Eventually, this property was acquired by MSU, and became part of the Kellogg Biological Station, which MSU still operates today!
In the 1960s, then MSU president John Hannah requested that some of the black squirrels at KBS be transferred to the main campus of MSU - and they're still around today!
I really need to make a happy edit lol
Edit: i think im going to archive my old post's and remake them but oof idk 👌
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Lmao this squirrel somehow ripped a hole in this couch (which is busted and dirty anyways) and is taking off with the stuffing. I've seen him do it 3 times today. This guy's gonna have a super warm nest! #squirrel
So, most of my followers don't know this, but today, 1/21/19, is Squirrel Appreciation Day. And another thing most people don't know, is that I am utterly obsessed with squirrels. I love them, I find them fascinating, and probably one of the cutest creatures on the planet. They are also important for the ecosystem (trust me.) So I want to share with you my three absolute favorite squirrel IG accounts. I look at them every day, and the squirrel parents who run these pages are AMAZING. They are funny, smart, and seek to educate the public about these amazing little creatures. Also, their content brightens my day, especially if I am having a tough time at work or something. So, thank you @little_thumbelina_girl , @jinxthesquirrel , and @this_girl_is_a_squirrel For teaching us so much about these precious little babies!!! My love affair with squirrels is due in part to your wonderful stories. 💜 #squirrelappreciationday#squirrels#squirrel#jinxthesquirrel#littlethumbelinagirl#jillthesquirrel#thisgirlisasquirrel