Black Squirrel

Black Squirrel Control

Black squirrels are not a separate species at all, but are a fairly rare genetic variation sometimes called a “color morph.” Biologists estimate that the black squirrel is unusually rare with only one squirrel in 10,000 wearing the black coat.

Black squirrels can exist anywhere that gray squirrels are found. However, they are generally more common in the northern areas of the eastern gray squirrel’s range. This is because black squirrels are better adapted to tolerate cold weather, as the black coloring of the fur helps them to better retain body heat.