The Albino Squirrel
More than a month ago, I wrote these first two paragraphs.
Just down the road from our property, lives an albino squirrel. My husband has seen him several times, and he always slows down to see what the little fellow is up to this time. So far, I have never seen this squirrel. At first, I never even knew he was there. But now, Greg lets me know when he has seen him and tells me what he’s been doing.
The other day, on the way to church, Adam saw the squirrel. And Greg even tried to take a picture of him, but from so far away all it looks like with a little white blur. Today, when we drove by, we both slow down, Greg and I, to see if we could catch a glimpse of the squirrel, but I still have not been able to see him. One of these days, I probably will, if I remember to look at the right time, and if I remember to slow down enough to look around.
After weeks of nary a glimpse of this elusive white squirrel, I gave up. Then, the other day, as Andrew and Adam and I drove towards town, there he was—right at the road! Not in the road, though I feared that at first! After all, plenty of squirrels do meet their end in the roadways.
This guy scampered down into the woods, quick as a flash! Andrew backed up, and I used my pitiful phone camera to try to catch him! My blur turned out a smidgen better than Greg’s, but not much! Turns out albino squirrels have just as much spunk as gray squirrels, so he didn’t sit still and smile for me!
Here’s what I got! (Below)
No way could we determine his eye color, so he may be an albino (if he has pink or blue eyes), or possible a leucistic squirrel (if he has black eyes) Both are rare occurrences. I read that sighting an albino squirrel has a one in ten thousand likelihood, so no wonder I didn’t see him right away!
Learn more about albino squirrels here! I found this info fascinating!!
Another website I found with some great information is the following one:
Videos, information, sightings map, etc
I plan to try to get out there and get a better picture and hopefully determine if ours is a true albino or a leucistic squirrel. Yes, I am that nerdy girl who will do that. I will register our sighting too, to help research!
Something for the Kids
Allie the Albino Squirrel is a sweet book for children about an albino squirrel, highlighting the beauty in being created different.
Have you ever seen an albino animal? They are very rare! We had an albino deer frequenting our property maybe ten years ago, and we always stopped everything to look out when he showed up! Maybe because we knew he wouldn’t make it in nature for long, sticking out like a sore thumb like that!
Tell me what strange animals you’ve seen? and if you’ve ever had the chance to see an albino!
Now that we are don’t with that nature lesson, let’s move on to the blog hop!
Welcome to the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop!
I hope you have a lovely day! Laurie
The Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop
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WOW an albino squirrel! I never heard of such a thing let alone saw one!! Thanks for sharing these great pictures that you were lucky to get!!
Thanks so much for hosting this delightful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
Thank you! We feel blessed!!
What a delight to catch a glimpse of one of God’s unique creatures! Thanks for sharing and the book sounds delightful! It sounds like one I should get for my two little great-grands. Blessings to you this week, Laurie!
Thank you! I hope to get better shots when I have time and opportunity!
Love the squirrel! One of our favorite backyard visitors, thanks for sharing this beautiful animal.
How exciting to finally capture pictures of the Albino squirrel! Hopefully he won’t be camera shy next time.
How cool – I’ve never seen an albino squirrel but I’d love to now that I know they exist! I saw pink dolphins on You Tube the other day. Fascinating!
It’s always such an emotion to find a post of mine amongst the features from those linked last week, expecially this one about the Twelfth Night Cake which marries history, traditions and cooking, given we’ve the opportunity to make it today just as it was in the Regency period.
With sincere gratitude,
I’m going and update my post with this great news!
Have a lovely Sunday and new week to come
P.S. It’s the first time I see albino squirrels, they’re truly amazing, indeed, they’re the first albino animals I do see! I have to show your shots to hubby this evening when he’ll be back home 🙂
How cool! I’m so glad you had the chance to capture the pictures!
Thanks for featuring my thrifty pantry edits, Laurie!
Thanks so much for hosting. I never knew albino squirrels were a thing. So cute- thanks for sharing. XO- MaryJo
I actually never did either. Learning all the time!
Wow! How amazing to see an albino squirrel. Thank you for the feature and the party! Have a lovely week! Toodles, Kathryn