McBrooklyn sighted this black squirrel in Cobble Hill this past Sunday. The grapevine says that they've traveled south from Canada -- a few years ago they were sighted in Westchester, then the Bronx, now Brooklyn.
A Cobble Hill resident said don't believe what anybody says, there are plenty of black squirrels in the neighborhood.
Even more rare than the black squirrel is the white squirrel, said to be 1 in 100,000. A correspondent to Curbed says that there is one in Prospect Park. Any sightings?
(In 1972, Marysville, Kansas passed legislation protecting the black squirrel and making it the Official Town Mascot. It has the freedom to trespass on all City property, immunity from traffic regulations and the first pick of all black walnuts growing within the city. The fine for harming one is $25.)
Photos by MK Metz