the ODFW has classified them as an invasive species.
Not questioning their logic; just wondering why. Usually find that when this lable is put on animals, it's because they are or could effect the native wildlife in a negative way. quite often, I see folks confuse Fox squirrels for Reds. I mostly hunt in Iowa and we have Fox, Greys and occasionally Blacks. There are some Reds in Northern Iowa. ....
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