Sunday, April 5, 2009

White Squirrel at the Tallahassee Museum

 
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My grandson and I visited the Tallahassee Museum, a 52-acre museum located in southwest Tallahassee on Lake Bradford. It features a natural habitat zoo, including Florida panthers, red wolves, white tailed deer, bobcats, an 1880's farmstead, historical buildings and scenic grounds. We spent most of our time on the nature trails where I took this picture of a white squirrel. He was pretty quick and I was lucky to get this shot! White squirrels are a genetic mutation of the common gray squirrel and are not albinos, as some people think. Some of them have gray spots. This one had a little bit of gray on his head and back.

11 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

My daughter, Melinda, photographed an albino squirrel where she lives. It has the pink eyes and all.

Someone posted a deer like this or like your squirrel. It was mostly white but had spots of brown and it reminded me of a farmer's cow in spots of color.

Cezar and Léia said...

Glad to know you had a wonderful day with your grandson!What a lucky ...I'm envious here because I love squirrel, they are so cute!This white one is "beautiful"indeed!
Thanks for sharing !
Great post!
Léia

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

We've been told that white squirrels abound in Richmond County, North Carolina. Now, you have us curious to know more about them. Glad you captured one. They really are white!!!

JM said...

I have never seen a white squirrel before! So cute! :-)

B Squared said...

Never heard of them before.

magiceye said...

1st time am seeing one!

Leeds photo daily - Paul said...

I have only ever heard of white squirrels here in UK, have never seen one. Another great post Lois.

Jacob said...

That museum is quite an attraction! I had no idea.

You're pretty darn quick on that shutter release. I can't even photograph the little brown rodents in the backyard!

I've never seen a white squirrel, either.

Great shot!

hadv said...

Hahaha, and I've never seen a squirrel before!

Clytie said...

Beautiful squirrel! I've never seen a white one before. We only have brown ones and large gray ones here.

Lisa Wilson said...

Nice catch! I've only seen one white squirrel before.