White Chipmunk

Neatorama reader Joe McGuire saw the white ravens post and "raised" us a white chipmunk!

The white rodent -- which Dawson has named WACy for white albino chipmunk -- isn't a true albino. He has black eyes.

Instead, said Pud Hunter, a Natural Resources Ministry biologist in Aylmer, the little guy inherited two recessive genes for the colour white from mom and dad.

Actually, make that a white chipmunk with an attitude:

WACy is a bit of a tyrant. He chases away other animals that come by, but gets along, for the most part, with another chipmunk in the area. Sometimes, if there's food to fight over, WACy wins.

"He's quite brassy, because he just chases birds away. (But) he's so small, a blue jay or cat could eat him for dinner."

Link - Thanks Joe!

With the White Humpback Whale, White Moose, and White Deer previously on Neatorama, do we have enough for a flush?


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There are also white squirrels in Brevard, NC... rumored to have originated from a circus train wreck.
http://www.whitesquirrelinstitute.com/pics.html
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you should do a post on the albino squirrels at the University of North Texas...lots of interesting photos and lore there.
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