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White Squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis

Description:

White squirrel with small gray stripe on top of head that runs down along its back and tail. Note- this is NOT an albino as it lacks the pink eyes, and contains gray marking. also known as the Brevard White Squirrel.

Notes:

This is a true white squirrel, not an albino (note the gray on head, down the back, and the lacking of the pink/red eyes. This beautiful squirrel is living at the Ochlockonee River State Park, in Sopchoppy Florida. I had the pleasure to see two of these running around the picnic area. They were hanging out with our more common gray squirrels. Coming pretty close and begging for peanuts. I have since learned that they have been a residence here for many years and are well known by the locals and regular park visitors. What a treat for me, as I had only seen albino squirrels in and around Tallahassee a few times, but never a true white squirrel.


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8 Comments

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 7 years ago

Thank you Jeannette

Jeannette
Jeannette 7 years ago

Lovely :)

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 7 years ago

Thank you all kindly

alin
alin 7 years ago

What a sight! I would love to encounter one of these!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Adorable!
I think this is a leucitic gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). You could also add this to the Rare Color Morphs & Project Squirrel missions.

glbnoah109
glbnoah109 7 years ago

Enjoyable shot and comments. Cute critters!!!!

MaryEvans2
MaryEvans2 7 years ago

thank you HansNew

Hans.New
Hans.New 7 years ago

really sweet!

Florida, USA

Lat: 30.00, Long: -84.49

Spotted on Jan 23, 2011
Submitted on Feb 3, 2012

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