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Albino Squirrel
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Uploader comment: Odds are 100000 to 1 a squirrel will be born albino. In otherwords, there is/was only one right now/for a while ago. Any comments?

Image status: EXPLAINED A rare but very real albino squirrel.

   

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Comment icon #35 Posted by magikgoddess on 12 July, 2014, 2:55
Squirrels are cute to begin with and this albino one is just simply adorable. I haven't notice any albino ones in my area at all, mostly your typical grey & brown ones here...
Comment icon #34 Posted by Emeraldgemheart on 17 September, 2013, 16:56
DEMON SQUIRREL. IT'S COME TO EAT ALL OUR ACORNS. It's still cute though :3
Comment icon #33 Posted by moosehead on 29 September, 2012, 12:24
There is a town in W Tn called Kenton. It is famous for its white squirrels. They are not albino. Just white squirrels.
Comment icon #32 Posted by Lucky7 on 13 March, 2012, 11:37
Beautiful! I love the white squirrels. So cute.
Comment icon #31 Posted by Jester Harlot on 22 February, 2012, 12:44
:3 I love it. I wish I could cuddle it!
Comment icon #30 Posted by Kittehness on 14 July, 2011, 3:28
I would totally dunk that in my coffee...not that I drink coffee. But if I did, I would totally dunk that in my coffee. :3
Comment icon #29 Posted by Atlantis Rises on 13 July, 2011, 17:13
This is rarity indeed. We have black, brown, red, grey...and now white (with red eyes)? Try staring this little critter down in a down alley. You won't see dawn.
Comment icon #28 Posted by RoadMaster04 on 13 July, 2011, 13:03
if you take a black squirel & a white on & breed them will you get delmations?
Comment icon #27 Posted by Fennecat on 12 April, 2011, 18:36
White animals are very beautiful, but unfortunately its a horrible defect when it comes to survival. Unless of course, it's an arctic animal. :3
Comment icon #26 Posted by GreenmansGod on 12 April, 2011, 12:19
Awww how cute. I should dig up the pictures I have of blond squirrels.
Comment icon #25 Posted by energysensitive on 12 April, 2011, 11:48
thanks for posting beautiful
Comment icon #24 Posted by ViRGO29 on 25 March, 2011, 1:35
Its bEAUtifUL...
Comment icon #23 Posted by nova on 2 October, 2009, 18:15
Odds are 100000 to 1 that you would know the difference between a white squirrel and a cryptid.
Comment icon #22 Posted by odetth on 21 May, 2009, 17:07
Adorable 3
Comment icon #21 Posted by howredundant on 2 July, 2008, 16:46
If the odds of a squirrel being albino are "1 in 100000", that means that EACH squirrel born has a 1 in 100000 CHANCE of being albino, not that 1 in every million is going to be albino. Like if your odds for winning a prize are 1 in 50, even if you buy 50 tickets, each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning; you won't necessarily win. Cute squirrel, though.
Comment icon #20 Posted by aanica on 29 May, 2008, 15:32
These are plentyful on the campus of the University of Louisville,Louisville Kentucky.They continue to breed and run the campus after several were released from a genetics lab way back in the earlt 80s and they are all still mostly albino some now mixed
Comment icon #19 Posted by snapi24 on 1 April, 2008, 20:00
I took a pic of one at UT Austin....very cute!
Comment icon #18 Posted by ~evieanna~ on 25 November, 2007, 23:20
thats so cute!! i want one!
Comment icon #17 Posted by secret_squirrel on 28 October, 2007, 7:13
My town is one of many to claim to be the hometown of the black squirrel. I like all squirrels but albino anything scares me a bit especially an albino goat. Shudders.
Comment icon #16 Posted by strgzr03 on 18 October, 2007, 19:33
I live in central Pennsylvania, and have also seen and photographed an albino squirrel that once lived on the property of one of my neighbors. Albinoism in animals, wild or domesticated, is really not as uncommon as people tend to think ;)
Comment icon #15 Posted by andromedae on 15 August, 2007, 19:28
i shall now add this to my speacial folder of albino animals
Comment icon #14 Posted by ravenlady13 on 23 June, 2007, 5:19
There's a town fairly close to me that has a protected population of black squirrels, actually. They're really cute and have no fear of people.
Comment icon #13 Posted by tommyo on 11 June, 2007, 4:08
The name of the Town that has a high Albino Squirrel population is Olney, Illinois. I have relatives that live there and the population is like 75% albino squirrels. And yes the Police officer badge has the Squirrel on it and is town mascot.
Comment icon #12 Posted by ann_hedonia on 20 May, 2007, 12:10
Bietsh: What do you think albino means anyway?--No pigment cells, hello?
Comment icon #11 Posted by lizard lover on 7 February, 2007, 19:19
there wuz a pieballed squirrel on the way to my school....
Comment icon #10 Posted by raku on 15 October, 2006, 15:06
ahhhh! its soo cute! i love squirels there adorable!
Comment icon #9 Posted by digitalchimera on 10 July, 2006, 21:57
Im not sure about the 100000 to 1 thing.I got an albino python and brother.
Comment icon #8 Posted by roma hicks on 20 June, 2006, 19:34
Not to far from where I live is a town known for its white/albino squirrels. It is the town of Marionville, Missouri. It is not very big at all, but it has several white squirrels.
Comment icon #7 Posted by kittyboo on 23 May, 2006, 23:50
aww...it's so cute!! I want one. :(
Comment icon #6 Posted by greenman81 on 20 May, 2006, 9:37
there was an albino squirrel on my college campus at the university of st thomas in st paul, minnesota. saw it numerous times during my college years
Comment icon #5 Posted by pinoyboy13 on 9 May, 2006, 2:48
I live in Glen Allen Virginia now and in a little suburb rich place called wyndham or whyndam and like we always se this one albino squirrel and we went up to it it wont move u can actulayy get withing a foot of it and it wont run it just stands there and eats the nuts you can acctually take a picture and just watch it until its done its really cool
Comment icon #4 Posted by robrampage on 8 May, 2006, 21:37
There is a town in the usa which is full of them. Due to distant cross breeding no doubt. The local police insignia badge even features it.
Comment icon #3 Posted by lost-soul. on 4 May, 2006, 22:14
there are 2 albino squirels in the park just down the road from me, i've seen them around for a few years (although i don't know the average life span of a squirel so there could be more than 2) i live in the uk just south of london.
Comment icon #2 Posted by trandoshan on 4 May, 2006, 6:51
DEAMON, or could just be the loss of pigment. either or
Comment icon #1 Posted by crypto-dude on 4 May, 2006, 1:44
I've actually seen quite a few pics of albino squirels.
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