Until my husband and I visited with friends at their mountain cabin. While not rare or endangered, the black squirrel is a treat to see.
Attempting to snap a photo of the squirrel was an experience similar to that of my protagonist Morgan, when she spots an Abert's squirrel on the trunk of a Ponderosa Pine. I kept trying, and finally got a decent photo.
I hope you enjoy a peek at one of the camera shy citizens of the forest!