Even though it is almost black its a Gray Squirrel. I believe the ears are more pointed on the Black, although I'm not an expert.
We often have as many as 8-9 in the yard at the same time. The usual number is 2-3. Now that I have the feeders totally squirrel proofed I don't mind them at all. They are the clean up crew that remove the bird feed that hits the ground.
Aw...he is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing this cute little fellow with us ♥