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striped tail squirrel

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I did not get a picture but  saw a squirrel under one of my bird feeders. Look much like the other gray squirrels I have running  about - until you looked at its tail. Squirrel like up to the last 3 inches or so..then it became significant thinner and was stripped ...almost like a raccoons tail.  I will keep trying to get a picture but have not seen in it the past few days....

anyone have an idea about it?


EDIT - just got picures

39352327064_1e3cb68dde_z.jpgsquirrel tail 1 by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr

26189796898_8d177f2762_b.jpgsquirrel tail by Jim Carscadden, on Flickr

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It's possible there's a skin condition causing him to lose some hair. It's also possible that a predator tried to grab him, although I would think that wouldn't result in such a symmetrical look.

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