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Albino squirrel in Minnesota

19/10/2012 15:03:37

Albino squirrel in Minnesota - Camouflage works well for the 6 months when there is snow on the ground.

White squirrel in Minnesota

October 2012. Reader Pat Wolesky, from Minnesota USA, has sent us this image of an albino squirrel. 

Pat says "We have quite a few albino squirrels, who have no camouflage from April until November, but have great camouflage during our snowy winters. I saw this one for the first time this spring, and he has done well. I saw him again today. With all the hawks, eagles, coyotes, foxes, etc. in that area he has done very well, and the onset of snow is due very soon in Minnesota.


In albinism the eyes are usually pink or red, and albinism affects the entire animal, not just patches. Other conditions such as leucism can effect just parts of the animal, though many people confuse leucistic animals and birds with albinos. Click here to see our gallery of albino and leucistic animals and birds.  

See photoso of another albino squirrel, in Yorkshire.

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Posted by: kdrcyber | 14 Nov 2015 01:51:29

White squirrels in Woodbury

I have seen two white squirrels in Woodbury this fall. They were in completely different parts of my subdivision and looked very different. One had a very long body and the other one had a normal squirrel body. It was fascinating! I had never seen a white squirrel before!!

Posted by: Sheryl Gamble | 24 Sep 2014 22:26:05

Isn't it great

Being a city dweller it is great fun seeing all the kind colors in squirrels, we even have a gray one in or neighborhood!

Posted by: Carey Feazel | 19 Oct 2012 18:47:17

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