Saturday, August 23, 2014

Albino Squirrel at FSSP

Albino squirrel eating a nut, right along the entrance road opposite side from the boat launch.  The red eyes are kind of creepy!  Photo taken Tues 8/19 around 5pm at Fort Snelling State Park.

Google says:  Not all white squirrel's are albinos.  You can tell by looking at the eyes - red, blue, pink usually means albino.  Only a few white squirrels are albinos as each parent must the gene.  Albino squirrels have vision problems and are at a disadvantage in the wild.  Most white squirrels in North America are genetic color variants of the gray squirrel.

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