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City Hall Park is home to a bunch of "jet-black" squirrels, and even though these rodents may be "good-looking," aren't they kind of weird? Why, yes. They are your standard Eastern Gray squirrels, but they have "a relatively rare genetic trait called melanism that makes them extra dark." It's rare that there are ever a lot of them in one place, by this great vast concrete jungle has made City Hall Park like a tiny Galapagos Island, isolating the squirrels and encouraging interbreeding. [Runnin' Scared]