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Posted: 9/20/2009 4:45:17 PM EST
My parents showed me pictures of these non-albino white squirrels from NC. I never knew of such a thing. Strange....why in N.C? Seems that coat would be better suited in the northern snow belt.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:45:44 PM EST
I believe they live towns and are protected
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:46:31 PM EST

thats racist !!!
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:46:48 PM EST
PIX or BS...
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:49:18 PM EST
NC is a magical place where the xtradornary is ordinary
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:58:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 4:59:43 PM EST by DevilPig]
I assume you are talking about the ones near Hendersonville....Ive seen them around Etowah country club.

They arent a different species or anything, evidently there was just enough of them to interbreed and keep the "white" gene going.

Theres probably a better reason for it than that, but it makes sense to me.

ETA: Heres a pic

Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:58:18 PM EST
special hybrids to be white so they are easier for kids to shoot during hunting season.


Link Posted: 9/20/2009 4:59:41 PM EST
I think Brevard NC is particularly known for them.

There was one near my parents' house in central GA several years ago. He eventually got run over.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:04:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2009 5:09:02 PM EST by Lion_of_Lincoln]

Originally Posted By WildApple:
My parents showed me pictures of these non-albino white squirrels from NC. I never knew of such a thing. Strange....why in N.C? Seems that coat would be better suited in the northern snow belt.

There's a town in Southern Illinois called Olney which is probably only known because of its white squirrels

http://www.ci.olney.il.us/Visitors/WhiteSquirrel.htm


Moar:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2666
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:07:49 PM EST


There - not racist!
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:10:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Kikilee:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/twobrokefeet/Black_Squirrel.jpg

There - not racist!

It'd be better if he had a black fist in the air.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:15:07 PM EST
It's not unusual to see black , white and reddish tinged gray squirrels around here .
Some years there are more whites or blacks , but there are always a few variations
in the oak trees behind my home . The ones I rarely see are real red squirrels .


Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:18:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 5:24:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:09:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By Kikilee:
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f118/twobrokefeet/Black_Squirrel.jpg

There - not racist!


Princeton University has a population of black squirrels. There's enough to keep the group going.
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