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White Eastern Grey Squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis

Description:

Seen at the OChlockonee River State Park, Florida USA, in the campsite area. These curious white versions of the Eastern Grey Squirrel were all around the area. I believe they may be genetically double recessive non-extension (e e) versions of the typical full extension (E _) grey color seen in Grey Squirrels. The eyes reflect a ruby cast in the camera flash, another hint that this might be non-extension.

Habitat:

Sandy riverine area, with Live Oak trees and Saw Palmetto. OChlockonee River State Park.

Notes:

Typical campsite squirrels looking for hand outs. It is possible that this mutation survives because of the reduced pressure from predation that the camping area may provide.

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5 Comments

SarahJoyBallard
SarahJoyBallard 7 years ago

Amazing sighting! I want to see one!!

TracyL
TracyL 8 years ago

That's amazing it's all white but not albino i wonder why. really cool photo

SharonCossack
SharonCossack 8 years ago

Beautifull critter :)

auntnance123
auntnance123 8 years ago

I've seen these in Juniper Springs in the Ocala National Forest. And, Dan, they are at least fearless, if not evil.

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

I've never seen a white squirrel before, looks kind of evil!

WoodlandPotter
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WoodlandPotter

Florida

Lat: 30.00, Long: -84.48

Spotted on Apr 20, 2011
Submitted on Apr 20, 2011

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