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.


ellen abbott said...

so handsome!

Gerry Snape said...


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.