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RE: I love intergrades (pics)

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Posted by: DMong at Fri Aug 10 15:25:17 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by DMong ]  
   

That's right. Jim Godfrey told me very specifically that in his immediate general area he hasn't seen a Black OR Yellow Rat personally in at least 20 years, and he has seen and captured COUNTLESS natural intergrade "greenish" rats there over the years. To the west from there are Black phenotypes, and to the south and southeast there are more Yellow phenotypes, even though many range maps have them depicted going up all the way into extreme North Carolina where it just meets Virginia. I am betting "Yellows" do get up into there, but I am also pretty sure these would all be very dark examples that are being called Yellow Rats from their Black rat influence. I guarantee they don't look like these two Yellows I have captured here on the coast of central and southeastern Florida a couple years ago..


Male (Brevard County)


female (Brevard County)


Here are pics of two wild-caught "greenish" females that Jim personally captured there and photographed that were bred to his original male moonshine morph. I will kiss anyone's arse if these are Yellow Rats OR Black Rats..LOL!!






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