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Black squirrel in Norfolk
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 9:13 am

Photographer Jordan Wilby took this picture of a melanistic squirrel at his bird feeder on Sober Street in Norfolk. According to a wikipedia link, black squirrels are a melanistic subgroup of squirrels with black coloration on their fur. The phenomenon occurs with several species of squirrels, although it is most frequent with the eastern gray squirrel and the fox squirrel, the entry said. Photo submitted by Jordan Wilby.