Have you ever thought about a condition opposite to albinism? It's called melanism, and is caused by the abundance of the dark pigment. Animals who have this rare genetic mutation look incredibly beautiful – let's take a look at them.
A black squirrel rests on a tree on the Front Campus section of the Kent State University Campus. Black squirrels are an un-official mascot of Kent State University. Photo taken by Jeff Glidden on Oct. 13, 2010.
This is the first I've seen a Black Squirrel here, and I have a lot of squirrels :) We've seen Red, Grey and a Flying Squirrel but never a black one. I believe I read they are a variation of the Grey Squirrels, but I think they are uncommon in New Hampshire. If anyone knows more about their numbers here I'd love to know more.
This image has been featured five times, including the Squirrels and Chipmunks group, and most recently in the Alphabet Soup group (letter S), and Nature's Wonders. This is an eastern grey squirrel, whose colour can vary from light grey to black. The imag