Sunday, December 6, 2015

White Squirrel



This illusive little squirrel lives in my neighborhood and I'm not sure if there is more than one, but every time I see it, I don't have my good camera with me. This picture was taken with my iPhone on a particularly gray day, so I apologize for the quality, but the gloomy surroundings do make its white fur more noticeable at least. I want to point out that this is NOT an albino, but a rare color variation of the common gray squirrels which are found everywhere in my neighborhood and regularly raid my bird feeders. If you look closely, you can see a gray stripe running down its back and some gray on its face. I wouldn't mind having this one in my yard though. Maybe I could get a better picture!

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

18 comments:

Marleen said...

Never seen a white one before! Peculiar.

Halcyon said...

Seeing is believing, even if the photo isn't the best. ;-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Amazing little creature Lois. The colour certainly makes the white squirrels easier to spot!

EG CameraGirl said...

OH MY! I've heard of white squirrels but I have never seen one except in photos.

Lowell said...

Someone posted a black squirrel the other day and I've not seen one of them in Florida. Nor have I ever seen a white squirrel anywhere. Is this one an aberration or are there really white squirrels in the trees hiding from my eyes? :) I think your shot came out very well.

Rob Siemann said...

Winter livery???

cieldequimper said...

Come on little one, you have a standing invitation!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, cool! I have never seen a white squirrel. We only have the gray squirrels here. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy new week!

Lois Evensen said...

What a ghostly fellow. :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Amazing, I've never seen one like that!
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Linda said...

I love it!

Sharon Anck said...

So this week I saw a photo of a black squirrel and now a white one. I have never seen either in person.

Mama Zen said...

How cool!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo e bem apanhado.
Um abra├žo e bom Domingo.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how different and fun and beautiful!! I love it!! And what a great capture, Lois!! Thanks so much for sharing!! I've never seen a white squirrel either!!

William Kendall said...

Hello there, little critter!

VP said...

Yesterday I saw a black squirrel, now a white one: there is a lot a do not know about these critters...

Revrunner said...

Oh, yeah! This'll be great when the snows come . . . to Tallahassee. Hmm, may be a while.