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Black Squirrel (Eastern gray squirrel - Sciurus carolinensis) Up until I went to identify this photo, I always thought the black squirrels were a different species. Turns out, it's basically just anti-albinism, and there are black squirrels in multiple species. Animal,Black squirrel,Eastern Gray Squirrel,Eastern gray squirrel,Geotagged,Mammal,Nature,New York State,Rodent,Rodentia,Rosamond Gifford Zoo,Sciuridae,Sciurus,Sciurus carolinensis,Squirrel,Syracuse,Tree Squirrel,United States,United States of America,Vertebrate Click/tap to enlarge

Black Squirrel (Eastern gray squirrel - Sciurus carolinensis)

Up until I went to identify this photo, I always thought the black squirrels were a different species. Turns out, it's basically just anti-albinism, and there are black squirrels in multiple species.

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''Sciurus carolinensis'', common name eastern gray squirrel or grey squirrel depending on region, is a tree squirrel in the genus ''Sciurus''. It is native to eastern North America, but has since been introduced to European regions.

Similar species: Rodents
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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By Joe Spandrusyszyn

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Uploaded Dec 13, 2015. Captured in 1 Conservation Pl, Syracuse, NY 13204, USA.
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  • 1/250s
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  • 0.00735294mm