The melanistic form of the gray squirrel which is almost entirely black, is predominant in certain populations and in certain geographic areas, such as in large parts of southeastern Canada. There are also genetic variations within these, including individuals with black tails and black colored squirrels with white tails.
Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Very prolific in Stanley Park where they follow tourists around begging for tidbits! The first one followed us for about 5 minutes until it realized we weren't going to feed it. We saw the second guy eating seeds someone had put out on a fence rail on one of the trails it barely moved even when cyclists were passing within a couple of feet.
Lat: 49.25, Long: -123.13
Spotted on Mar 28, 2012
Submitted on Mar 29, 2012
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