Our wall mount of a Black Squirrel is posed climbing on a piece of tree, and is sure to be a great conversation starter in any setting.
The black squirrel occurs as a "melanocytic" subgroup of both the eastern gray squirrel and the fox squirrel. Their habitat extends throughout the Midwestern United States, in some areas of the Northeastern United States, eastern Canada, and also in the United Kingdom. The black squirrel's dark color help them hide in dense and shaded old growth forests.
The black squirrel is particularly abundant in the northern part of the eastern gray squirrel's range. This is due to them having a considerably higher cold tolerance than that of gray squirrels, and because the northern forests are denser and thus darker, allowing for stronger blending into there environment.