Nature & Environment
Rare albino porcupine filmed in Maine woodland
By T.K. Randall
December 15, 2018 · 9 comments
The porcupine was partially camouflaged against the snow. Image Credit: YouTube / strandgs
Hunter and fisherman Greg Strand captured footage of the colorless animal in the woods earlier this month.
The veteran outdoorsman had been walking through the Windham woods just before sundown when he heard an animal approaching and quickly ducked out of sight.
He watched as an adult porcupine emerged from the bushes followed by a juvenile albino.
"I knew it was special," he said.
"Porcupines usually get a pretty bad rap, we hear about how dogs get into them, but to actually see them in the wild, peaceful and as cute as they are, was really interesting."
Albinism is quite rare in the animal kingdom and occurs due to a congenital absence of pigmentation.
Since appearing online, the footage has managed to rack up almost one million views.
Source: News Center Maine
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