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Black squirrels are a melanistic subgroup of the Eastern Grey Squirrel. Larger than a red squirrel.
Adaptable. They are found in Ontario and some States. Very abundant in Toronto, can be pretty much spotted wherever there are trees/grass. They tend to not be afraid of people at all. At all.
Black squirrels carry a mutant gene giving them their colour. Two grey squirrels cannot have a black squirrel baby. Black fur makes them less noticeable in denser forests than their grey counterparts. They are also more resistant to cold.