Gloria's Critters: My first white squirrel (and a Douglas Squirrel, at that!)!!

Friday, March 29, 2024

Photo copyright Gloria Z. Nagler

Pretty exciting, and such an enchanting little creature. I just hope Snowball doesn't stand out in a crowd where predators lurk...

Snowball does not have albinism, but instead leucism, which is a partial loss of the animal's pigmentation. I've seen several leucistic birds where the condition can cause just white patches, or more, as in Snowball's case. (No red/pink eyes, though, as there are in albinos.) The internet says a white squirrel is a rare thing.

--Gloria Z. Nagler


Anonymous,  March 30, 2024 at 10:12 AM  

I'm pretty sure any wish you make when you see one will come true!

Brenda korwin,  April 3, 2024 at 12:26 PM  

No never would I shoot such a rare creature. Those hunters should be ashamed to show just how heartless they could be. Makes me sick to see what idiots can do to something so beautiful and rare and be proud of taking its life..

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