Albino Squirrel.


Photo: Donita Clausen

It's hard to be an albino, especially if you're a squirrel:

The truth is, the squirrel is lucky to still be alive. Albino squirrels have a very short life expectancy because they are easily seen by both predators and prey due to their obvious lack of camouflage.

Arkansas City Traveler has got the scoop: Link - via Arbroath

Update 7/21/06: Akiro wrote: Noticed the white squirrel link so I figured the "Home of the White Squirrel" Olney, Illinois may interest you. Olney protects its white furry friends and as a result the recessive trait of being albino has become displayed in a large portion of their squirrels.


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My friend in Ashford, Connecticut has had a white squirrel living in her yard for two years now. She thinks it is the same one. How long do they live and what can you do to protect it.
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