What is it about black squirrels that I like so much? They seem so mysterious to me. I only get to see short glimpses of them. I always call them the ghosts of the forest because they never come very close and they are gone almost before I realize they were even there.
It is a huge challenge for me to get any pictures of them, even though I do have some now. Most of the time the pictures come out as one bad blur, so I'm the only one who ever sees them. But there are rare occasions, such as this one, where one rare picture comes out okay. That's when I get to share these little dark wonder creatures with the world.
Since I do only have the one picture this time, I'll direct you to a few other posts of mine with more pictures of black squirrels. There's a ton of information about black squirrels combined in these posts.
I can tell you for a fact that more people are interested in black squirrels than any other kind. I get several searches every day for black squirrels, not many for the others. My first black squirrel post actually has a page rank of 2 all by itself. These little guys are obviously a fascinating enigma to the people who have newly discovered their existence.
The squirrel in the picture above paused just long enough for me to get a few shots of him, which is longer than most do. Only this one picture came out good. I'm glad I got it. These dark little creatures are very hard for the camera to see in the varying light of the forest. Maybe one day a black squirrel will walk up and introduce himself to me, but until then I at least have a few rare pictures.