A Black Squirrel Or Am I Nuts?

Holy Hot Dogs….I just saw a black squirrel! At first I thought I’d just been chewing on tainted pine bark mulch too long but after running in the house screaming for mom to come see ( in trouble for that again…she thought a hawk ate my brother. No such luck), she told me they are not that “uncommon”. Hmph.

Now, I am not racist but I thought this little fella was kinda freaky. Perhaps his mom mated with a skunk? Anyway, he let me take his picture and he promised to come back if I keep some good nuts at my house. I told him we had plenty….Uncle Harry, Aunt Hilda, Cousin Henry, etc.!

11 Responses to A Black Squirrel Or Am I Nuts?

  1. Jeanne N

    April 24, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I am an avid nature lover who had never seen a black squirrel until today. How I wish I had my camera with me. I was walking in the Memorial Park area when I saw one up very close. Very cool!

  2. Theresa O

    February 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I was walking in Terry Hershey park and thought I was seeing things. Then, I saw a pair of them. The next time I was lucky enough to snap a good picture of one with my phone while it was eating a nut in a tree 🙂

  3. Joe Meezy

    March 15, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Teresa, I saw a black squirrel at Terrey Hershey Park as well. I thought it had been painted by somewhipper snappers, but know I can be at peace. What a park.. I saw vultures, a hawk, and a huge carp in the Bayou.

  4. Patrick

    June 15, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Yeah I saw one today in the heights area by that big elementary school with the dino bones

  5. Stephanie

    April 10, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    I saw a black squirrel at Burroughs Park in Tomball back in January 2014.

  6. jesse

    June 24, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I seen one too last Tuesday on lone star dr in magnolia

  7. Jennifer

    July 16, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    My jaw dropped the 1st time i saw 1 too! So i googled it and read they’re very common up north. They’re yankee squirrels! =)

  8. tiffany

    February 6, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Yes I just saw one the other day and I live in spring!

  9. Myla

    August 11, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I just turned in a baby to Texas Wildlife Rehab and they were surprised by how dark and he is…and suspect he is a black squirrel.

  10. Joan Johnson

    August 31, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    I saw a black squirrel today as I took my puppy to the park in Houston, thought I was crazy , he was jet black from head to tail. No brown anywhere. Cool! Hope I see him again I’m gonna take a picture.

  11. Joan Johnson

    August 31, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I was shocked to see a black squirrel, didn’t know they existed, wanted to take a picture but I was in the middle of the street, I hope to see it again since it’s so close to my house here in Houston. Maybe I can get a picture then.