Ever Seen A White One?
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teked
Registered: Sep 06, 2006
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Hi, all. Haven't been doing much with wildlife lately. But, wanted to share this one. Taken on a recent trip to the NC mountains.

For more info:
http://whitesquirrels.com/about-white-squirrels/

Cheers,
Ed







birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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What a beauty !!! Great shot , love the background.

Birdie



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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Nope never seen one Ed, now I know what color they are! Nice shot of him against the fall colors.

Tim



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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A nice shot Ed. I'm on the hunt for one now. I know where it lives, but these 6 day weeks are giving me limited opportunities... ~ Ron



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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Nice pose and a great BG. Lovely image.



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
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Never seen one in the flesh Ed. Nice capture.
David



zquaratella
Registered: Mar 23, 2011
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Never seen that before, and there's a whole lot of squirrels around here...



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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That's a beauty Ed, and what a nice BG. I have heard of them but haven't seen one yet.

Rob



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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nicely done Ed



dennisgibson
Registered: Apr 21, 2004
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There's one that lives 2 streets over from me. Haven't seen him in a few months. I'll take a walk tomorrow and see if he's around and take a quick pic. Also took some pics of another near my work about an hour from my house. They're pretty cool to see.



wilsocn
Registered: Dec 31, 2009
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Hi Ed. Nice shot of a cool looking squirrel. I have actually seen quite a few of them. I went to school at Western Kentucky University and there were several running around campus. The school paper even ran an article on them at one point talking about how a recessive gene was the cause and that they were not albino as many students believed.



Thomas Sanders
Registered: Aug 17, 2008
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Good to see you Ed
A treat to see this one and super rare

Tom



mike717
Registered: May 02, 2004
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Nice one Ed! I've never heard of white squirrels but there are a few black ones here and there.

Mike



Howard Kearley
Registered: Jul 16, 2008
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hes cute

Howard



squareeyez
Registered: Jan 22, 2006
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Had one across the street from my home in central Florida a couple of years ago. I haven't seen it since but I was able to snap a few shots of it when I first saw it. Unfortunately there are a lot of hawks here and I don't think a white squirrel has much of a chance of decent camouflage...

I spotted it running across the road when I was coming home and wasn't sure what the heck I had seen. It seemed to be in a hurry to build a home of some kind in the oaks. What a treat it was. I also went straight to the internet and found that they are a bit of a phenom around the country.



teked
Registered: Sep 06, 2006
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Thanks all for the interesting comments on this post. My intent on posting this was simply to share. Glad you enjoyed seeing a white squirrel.

Cheers,
Ed