White Squirrel   1 comment

What a joy it must have been to photograph this white squirrel. Thanks for sharing.

Mike Powell

I was so shocked yesterday morning at Prince William Forest Park to spot a bright white squirrel that my brain froze for a moment—it simply could not process the information transmitted by my eyes. We have black squirrels in the Washington DC area, but I never realized that an Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) could be white.

My first thought was that it might be an albino squirrel, but when I zoomed in, I could see that its eyes are dark. I did a little poking about on the internet and learned that there are white morphs of the gray squirrel that have a rare gene that causes them to be white.

In response to a photo I posted on Facebook, Sue, a retired biology professor who authors the wonderful Backyard Biology blog, reminded me of a post she had written in 2013 entitled “A white…

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Posted May 23, 2019 by kenneturner in Information

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  1. We saw them in Brevard/NC. That city has about 1700 of them. Unfortunately, I have no good pictures.

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