Albino squirrel in Minnesota19/10/2012 15:03:37
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.Albinism
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.