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538 Views, April 8, 2011
You can see this white squirrel is not albino by her black eyes. She has a sparse dorsal stripe of black hairs and a few on her head. She is a white-phase eastern gray squirrel from Brevard, NC USA. I was fortunate to receive this squirrel to raise and release.

Little pockets of white squirrels live in North America. Brevard is one of the places that has a White Squirrel Festival to celebrate squirrels. It’s held on Memorial Day weekend in late May.

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  • Nori Bucci
    Nori Bucciabout 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh….I’ve never seen one of these white squirrels!!! What a little beauty! Great shot, Kay, and an instant favorite!

  • Thanks so much, Nori. I appreciate your comment and fave. 8-)

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • antoniodepadua
    antoniodepaduaabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • Thanks so much for your nice comment.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 5 years ago

    Kinda ‘ghostly’ looking!!!!! A fabulous image, Kay!!!!

  • right, they look a little better when they’re plump — and older.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • ECH52
    ECH52about 5 years ago

    Great shot Kay!

  • Thanks for you comment – appreciate it.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 5 years ago

    Wow, great capture. Such an unusual Squirrel.

  • Thanks, I actually raised her and returned her to western NC to be free and have more babies.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 5 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thank you, Rick.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonabout 5 years ago

    She looks like a super-star in squierrel society. Don’t they hibernate in Montana?
    Let me know when is the day grounghog come out over there.

  • LOL,squirrels that live underground do, but tree squirrels eat and search for food all winter, they stay in nests on worst days and eat what they stored in there. I’ll let you know about groundhogs. I think they’re marmots here. I saw a badger crossing the road on the ranch.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonabout 5 years ago

    We have squirrels all year around as many as craws, pigeons and seagulls in recent years. i thought its because we are warmer. Thank you for make me smarter. I’ll pass on to my grandson. We see badger in backyard. I’m sorry to say if they are as beautiful as the squiell you shoot they might have better life, nature(?) isn’t fair.

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 5 years ago

    What an absolutely beautiful capture, Kay! I’ve heard of the white squirrels and I’m pretty sure there’s a town up here has a large population of them, too.

  • Thanks. There are several white squirrel capitals… I think one in Olney IL.

    – Kay Kempton Raade

  • Alex Gardiner
    Alex Gardinerabout 5 years ago

    A mate for Elliot Kay? Beautiful image kay.
    The Auld Yin.

  • Thanks, Alex. Only if he likes older wimmens! She was released before he was born. LOL

    – Kay Kempton Raade

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