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White Squirrel

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Collection: Wildlife
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ30
Location: Michigan U.P.
Date: Oct 10, 2006
Aperture: 3.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 10, 2006

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White squirrel in a tree. It is not albino because it has brown eyes. It was seen in October with another white squirrel (mate?). They are the only two white squirrels I know of in that area. They stayed around until after Christmas, then were never seen again.

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09/07/2009 09:39:37 PM
I've never heard of this. Good job capturing a photo. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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09/07/2009 12:39:24 PM
hmm, he is a rare find i would think, very cool.
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09/07/2009 05:17:21 AM
That's a beautiful shot and an adorable subject. :-)
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09/06/2009 07:19:41 PM
This is so cool!! I have never seen a white squirrel!! Excellent capture!
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09/06/2009 04:22:05 PM
I remember seeing a black one up in Canada once... until then I had no idea that they came in colors other than gray! This was is VERY cool looking!
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09/06/2007 09:26:01 AM
What a wonderful image! Your capture of this beautiful animal is great. Well done!
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09/06/2007 09:06:25 AM
Wow, what a beauty this is! On a recent trip to NC I learned about the white squirrels thought to be only located in/surrounding the town of Brevard (Brevard County). Beautiful creatures - I was a tad disappointed in not spotting one. You are very lucky to have seen one as well as wonderfully capture this beauty on 'film'. Side note I have to ask: does this mean one can see them down here in S. Florida?!?!?!

Message edited by author 2007-09-06 09:08:42.
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03/20/2007 08:14:05 PM
Had to add that I have seen white squirrells too. Posting my pic of one. Aren't they the cutest things?

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03/20/2007 08:03:14 PM
Interesting. I wonder if when the genetic environment for albino characteristics becomes dominant whether a recessive gene for brown eyes might still be viable. One could ponder. Sometimes one could wish for a dark background...
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03/03/2007 02:55:46 AM
Oohh nice catch! Never seen one either.. great shot!
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01/11/2007 10:24:51 AM
How interesting - I've never seen a non-albino white squirrel. I wonder if it is a new species, or a new evolving species? (Although that would make a lot more sense in the arctic than Florida!) This is a great capture. You should send it in to some wildlife magazines. I'll bet people would be interested to see this.
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11/27/2006 04:58:42 PM
Fascinating.... great clear capture.
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10/21/2006 11:52:22 PM
OH MY! I have NEVER seen one of those before. That is astounding. Great bokeh!!! The focus is perfect.
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