The fur of this animal, it should be observed, is not so valuable as that of the Grey Squirrel of the Old World. This species is the petit-gris of Buffon : it does great clamage to the plantations of maize in its native country, by climbing up the stalks , tearing the ... and two-pence being the sum paid for each head, in that year as many as six hundred and forty thousand Grey Squirrels must have been killed there.
|Title||:||Popular Zoology, comprising memoirs and anecdotes of the quadrupeds, birds and reptiles, in the Zoological Society's Menagerie, with figures. (To which is prefixed a descriptive walk round the gardens, etc.).|
|Author||:||Zoological Society of London|