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White Squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis

Description:

The white squirrels found in Ochlockonee River State Park, Florida, are genetic mutations of the Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). They are not albinos and have black, as opposed to pink, eyes. Their coats are almost entirely white or a light gray in parts, with a thin black striping down their backs. They exhibit identical behavior to other tree squirrels in all aspects.

Habitat:

Ochlockonee River State Park in the Panhandle of Florida is one of several discrete locations in the United States in which these genetic anomalies may be found.


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5 Comments

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 4 years ago

cool shots

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Wonderful shots Rustic 41! Please consider adding this spotting to the 2015 Best Wildlife photo mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1184...

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 4 years ago

Cool!

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

You could add this spotting to this mission:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7970...

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

So nice to find this color morph!

SG in CR
SG in CR 4 years ago

Are the white ones common?

Florida, USA

Lat: 30.33, Long: -83.06

Spotted on Jan 3, 2015
Submitted on Jan 21, 2015

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