In April, The Washington Post ran a story on black squirrels, part of what it referred to as "an entire week’s worth of columns devoted to that most common of mammals."
In one of those columns was mention of the black squirrel population in Bay Ridge. While we haven't seen any in Bay Ridge, we did spot one in Truxtun Park Friday. It looked like it might have been a cross between a gray and black squirrel, but clearly it was darker than the average squirrel.
Have you seen any black squirrels in your neighborhood? If you have any photos please share them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are the links to the two Post articles about the critters: