View Full Version : A white what???
03-13-2002, 06:13 PM
Squirrel...:eek: :eek: :D :)
Was out a the park todaay want to get some pics of the ducks coiminng in when out of know where this little guys shows up. some pic are a bit blurry big lens and he was moving fast.
03-13-2002, 06:18 PM
WOW, thats a rareity, I bet. He couldn't be albino with that brown tail. Good shot :D
03-13-2002, 06:18 PM
Hope this is a better pic. Seem the only Color this guy has is in his tail. Was surprised to seem him out there.
03-13-2002, 06:21 PM
Oops he seen me, and he out of here.
03-13-2002, 06:23 PM
Wow Phill it is squirrel day on WetCanvas. he looks cool all white with a red tail. Might have been the Easter bunny in disguise stealing eggs :-)
03-13-2002, 06:30 PM
Any squirrel day is a good day :D
Actually Phil, there's a who slew of websites about white squirrels (along with some sort of silly white/black squirrel controversy) and one site that mentions multi-colored hybrids (http://www.thom.org/gallery/set/squirrels.html) that may be like your friend's family and cousins.
Quick work with the camera! ;)
(I've never seen a white one - I'm jelouse! :mad: )
Thanks for sharing these Phil - I love squirrels! (even though I've never seen one)
03-13-2002, 07:27 PM
Wingnut I don't know about any Controversy. But I do know Albinism. I see it everyday. I have a Grandson with it. His father also has it as well as his two brothers, father that is. My Grandson does have some pigment and to see him you would nevr know. but his father on the other hand is a rare even for someone with this. Olney(sp) IL. has a whole town of White Squirrls. If this gene is out at the city park it wont be long before we have a whole park full of them.
Well go back and try and get some better Pics of Him/her.
03-13-2002, 07:48 PM
and here i thought someone got a hold of it and bleached it white :D
03-13-2002, 08:28 PM
it could be she bleached her fur so she wouldn't be like all the other squirrels. who knows boy squirrels might prefer blondes. and of course you can always tell if they are natural or not by there tails....
okay stop throwing things at me - i couldn't resist.
03-13-2002, 08:36 PM
Ahh...I know. It's like when I was sitting on the bank at campground, fishing. My granddaughter (3 1/3 years old at the time) was standing behind me "combing" my hair. All of a sudden she lets out a squeal :eek: "Grandma, Grandma....you're going BLONDE!!" A few seconds later..."Nope. :cat: I think it's just gray." :D
(cute kid!) :evil:
Maybe that's what's happening to this poor little critter...just kidding. (I have an albino ferret and she has the pink eyes, but she definitely has some "color" in her coat too...especially in the winter.
03-13-2002, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by orchidlover6
of course you can always tell if they are natural or not by there tails.... .
ROFLMAO <img src= "http://bratwood.netherweb.com/smileys/biggrinbounce.gif">
03-13-2002, 09:06 PM
Wow, I've never seen that color before!
03-13-2002, 10:48 PM
I will never in my lifetime see anything like that. Wow. thanks for sharing. His parents could be interesting to find. ;-)
03-13-2002, 11:02 PM
wow phil that is real intresting....ok now off you go and get us some more pics....:D :D :D
03-14-2002, 06:43 AM
Wendee I'll be going to the park more often now with my camra, and will be on the look out for this guy. so hopful the next time I get better Phoros of him/her. I wonder what his brothers and sisters look like?
03-14-2002, 07:57 AM
Gorgeous creature Phil!! Back a few years ago there was a very light grey one around our place ... almost white. Wish I'd gotten a photo of him/her. Heard then that the white ones used to be thought of as spiritual squirrels with some kind of special powers. :)
03-14-2002, 09:02 AM
Next time you are out that way, wish you could take along a camera that could get a better shot of this little guy. He is really cute. Like to see what he/she really looks like.
Thanks for the photos,
03-14-2002, 03:49 PM
Great photos Phil....very interesting.. would love to have seen it myself.
03-14-2002, 07:20 PM
Avast ye land lubber, do na get too close to the scoundrel, she'll tear yer eyes out... Argh many are the tales I can tell ya of Moby Squirrel! *scratches beard with hook* ... now pour me some ale, and we'll get to jawin...
Pegleg Bob :D
03-14-2002, 07:42 PM
Phil..it is so gorgeous and yes I too an curious about its parents and siblings....never seen one like this...:D :D
03-14-2002, 08:18 PM
Pegleg Bob here ye be some ale, for wett'n yer whistle. So tell yer tail of this Great White Squrrel. we be liste'n to ye.
Wendee this is the first one I've ever seen. and we had hounders of them in my neighorhood where I grew up.
Will try to get back there this weekend for more pics. this time I'll be looking for him and be ready. may not get to see him just heard the weather for the weekend rain. but I'm going anyway.
great pic. being the californian that i am, i had no idea that squrrels get winter pelts!
i was so excited by your picture and i showed it to him to my hubby and he replied..oh yeah, he's changing from his winter to spring fur...seriously...
hum, well you learn something new everyday.
love the photos...can i download and email to a friend????
03-15-2002, 11:20 AM
Argh Phil C me WC matie, tis true, I met him... yonder in the cafe is a thread just fer ye...
03-19-2002, 11:07 AM
I've occasionally seen squirrels here in Kingston (Canada) which are coloured like a Siamese cat. Light beige with brown "points". They're really quite pretty. Never seen a white one before.
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