By Alex Wilmot


These adorable pictures capture a rare black squirrel covered in snow in a garden.

Daniel Parent, 59, snapped the creature sat on a tree branch which was dusted in snow.

The photographer, of Gatineau, Quebec, said: “I liked the way the squirrel was covered in snow; this is a melanistic squirrel and they are fairly rare.

“Not a lot of people have seen a black squirrel before so they love seeing these pictures.

“I was glad to have shelter nearby as the squirrel looked cold in the winter snow.

“Everything looks better in the snow”.