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Black Squirrel. Photographed by Tony Burgess at Herne Bay in Kent. Camera used was a Canon 7D with a 100-400mm lens.
Black squirrels are being seen more frequently in the UK. They are Grey Squirrels with a genetic mutation altering their fur colour. When you look closely at the hair on a regular Grey Squirrel they are actually a mixture of white, black and orange stripes. With the Black Squirrels the hairs are completely black.
More info about Black Squirrels here >
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