Did You Know? A couple in Pennsylvania regularly trap squirrels that get into their birdfeeders and then release the squirrels elsewhere. One day they trapped one that is purple! They and others say they have no idea why the squirrel is purple (dye, genetic anomaly, etc.). LEARN MORE.
Purple Squirrel Trapped in Pennsylvania!
My Dad traps squirrels in his yard and releases them in parks miles from his home. But he always spray paints their tails first (thinking he can identify any repeat offenders this way). I wonder if someone else had a similar idea for tagging caught squirrels with dye.