Saturday, September 17, 2011

Albino Squirrel in Ohio!

We have a rare albino grey squirrel in our neighborhood! There are white squirrels, and then there are albinos.  These photos were taken on an overcast evening with a zoom lens, so you can't really tell, but witnesses who saw him earlier say he has pink eyes.  You can see a dark pinkish tint in the last photo.  We also think he is a male, though a young one...not sure his voice has changed, hehe.  Hope you enjoy these pics of this impossibly cute critter!









For more on white and albino squirrels in North America, click here.

4 comments:

ellen abbott said...

so handsome!

Gerry Snape said...

Gorgeous!

Argent said...

He is a striking fellow. His albinism does not seem to have disadvantaged him too much so far. I went to school with an albino boy and he had pink eyes.

NCmountainwoman said...

Our Brevard white squirrels are different from your sweet albino. Ours are a mutated variant of gray squirrels. They breed with the gray squirrels and at the 2010 count, white squirrels made up 37% of the squirrel population in town.

I'm not fond of squirrels, but even I have to admit your white one is gorgeous. So white it looks like he's been to the groomer.