First off, I'd like to thank friend Nelson for sharing the picture below with me and for agreeing to have it posted on my blog. I always enjoy when friends ask me about local wildlife.
This squirrel is unlike any squirrel I have ever seen before. The above image was taken in McLean, Virginia. From what I can tell, it is a gray squirrel that is in a black phase or morph.
Gray squirrels are very common here in Virginia. Gray squirrels that are black only make up a small percentage of the gray squirrel population. This one however, is very different because of the white-tipped tail. Have you ever seen anything like this?
Hopefully it sticks around for more pictures.
Thanks for sharing Nelson!