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Black squirrel was climbing down the tree when I called out….he stopped only for a moment…just long enough for me to snap this shot!

Taken in Muskegon, Michigan, 2009

Top Ten Winner in:

“Chipmunks, not grey squirrels” challenge in Photography Challenge Group

“Tree Huggers” challenge in the group, Squirrels and Chipmonks

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  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Moorealmost 5 years ago

    I seen one of these once here in Florida, but they are rare, great shot !

  • Thank you, Karen!

    – BarbL

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome image, these are very rare, I have seen grey, red, white and one that was a mix of all colors but never seen a black one before, heard of them but never seen them. Love how it is upside down.

  • Up here they aren’t quite as common as the gray or red squirrels but we do have lots of them. They are a bit smaller and tend to be the meanest and very territorial. Thanks, Byron!

    – BarbL

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanalmost 5 years ago

    i’ve never seen a black squirrel either..i’ve never even heard of one!! or a white one, byron… lol… but barb, this is a fantastic capture!!! and such a beautiful animal… sorry to hear they are mean!! hugs, barb

  • I suppose, because they’re smaller, they make up for it in “bravado”!! He was pretty funny scaring off the other squirrels! Thanks so much…always appreciate your responses!

    – BarbL

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopealmost 5 years ago

    Great capture Barb, I have never seen a black one before, beautiful.

  • Thanks…they really are beautiful….and a bit smaller than the others. This was the first one I’ve seen come all the way into my neighborhood.

    – BarbL

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your photo has placed in the TOP TEN of the Squirrels and Chipmunk’s Challenge, “Tree Huggers!” :-)

  • I’m so glad! Thank you!

    – BarbL

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoover 2 years ago

    Congratulations, this picture was voted in a top-ten place in the Chipmunks, Etc. Challenge which finished on 26th June 2012.

  • Thank you so much!

    – BarbL

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 2 years ago

    This is magnificent! Congratulations on placing in the top 10 in the Chipmunks Challenge; well-deserved! FAVE

  • Thank you!! I really appreciate it!

    – BarbL

  • michelle meenawong
    michelle meena...over 2 years ago

    oooh very nice. I have never seen a black one, even when I was living in Europe where they have lots of brown ones. this is new for me, thanks for sharing

  • We only have a few black ones where I live although they seem to be mating with the grey ones so we’re getting some very interesting ones! Thanks so much for the comment…I appreciate it!

    – BarbL

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