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I saw an albino squirrel in the tree outside my kitchen window today. And I managed to get pics of it.

EDIT to add: or it might be a white squirrel. [livejournal.com profile] pasticcio googled and found out such a critter exists. And from my pic it looks like it probably didn't have red eyes. Either way it's something I don't often see.

albino squirrel and friend
You have to really look at the pic to see the squirrel because it's white and blends in easily. It's a little left of center. Do you see it? :-)

squirrels again
This is a much better pic of the albino squirrel's friend, but the albino squirrel just looks like a little white blob in this pic. :-)

Date: 2008-10-05 12:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neptunia67.livejournal.com
Wow! That's pretty amazing.

Date: 2008-10-05 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
Yes! I've only ever seen one other -- there was an albino squirrel I used to see regularly in my old neighborhood (two neighborhoods ago) but I never had my camera handy when I saw it!

Date: 2008-10-05 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pasticcio.livejournal.com
WOW .. that's really cool!

Did it have red eyes?

Date: 2008-10-05 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
I couldn't tell from that distance (we have those photos thanks to 4x optical zooom) and I can't tell in the photos if it has red eyes. I'd wondered that too. :-)

Date: 2008-10-05 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pasticcio.livejournal.com
I google'd white squirrels and apparently there is such a thing but they have brown eyes .. albinos have red eyes. Whether it was white or albino it was still very cool though!

Date: 2008-10-05 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
Very cool. I will revise my post. :-) Either way it's a pretty rare sighting.
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Date: 2008-10-05 02:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
I'm glad you liked the photos!

Date: 2008-10-05 08:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weegoddess.livejournal.com
Hey wow that's AWESOME. You must have a really quick eye to have caught that on camera. Go you.

(and we all get to see it, thanks to your quick eye. Even more awesome.)

Date: 2008-10-05 02:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
The quick eye was actually SEEING the white squirrel. The fun part was getting the photos. My view of the squirrels was blocked by leaves on the trees. So I had to stand there with my camera focused and wait for the split second that the WIND blew the leaves to reveal the squirrels, and then go click! Luckily I was taking this from a great distance and through a closed window. Up close, the animals would have realized what I was doing, and wouldn't have held still. I've taken so many photos of animals' rear ends as the camera-shy critters flee! :-)

Date: 2008-10-05 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cathawk.livejournal.com
Wow...that's awesome!

Date: 2008-10-05 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
Yeah. White squirrels seem to be pretty rare. :-)

Date: 2008-10-08 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gottagetcoffee.livejournal.com
WOW! never seen one before. Seen black squirels not no white ones.

Date: 2008-10-21 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurab1.livejournal.com
Cute squirrel :)

Um, I friended you, as I might possibly have something you might want to read, over at my LJ ;)

Lovely to meet you :) Can you stick me on your TW filter? :)

Date: 2008-10-21 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cowgrrl.livejournal.com
I'm delighted to add you, and anyone I met at the Hub is put on my TW filter anyway. :-)

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