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Please enlarge to see her beautiful blue eyes!
Breathtaking Beauty
Location: Northeast Ohio (USA)
This is “Lucy”, the absolutely gorgeous partially leucistic piebald Fox Squirrel that has become a frequent visitor to my backyard. From what I have read, this color variation is pretty rare.
Here is the definition of “Partially Leucistic”.
Leucism (or Leukism)
Leucism is a very unusual condition whereby the pigmentation cells in an animal or bird fail to develop properly. This can result in unusual white patches appearing on the animal, or, more rarely, completely white creatures.
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In the last week, I have seen her 3 out of the seven days. I’m hoping that this means that she will become a permanent resident of my backyard because she makes me SO happy to see. :-)

Here are a few of the other color variations that call my backyard their home.

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Top 10 – This, that, and the Other Thing Up a Tree challenge
Photo Stats as of 3/23/11
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Fav – 12
Featured – 1
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ28

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leucistic, leucism, squirrel, partially leucistic, fox squirrel, wildlife, animal, rare, white, squirrels, critters, animals

Comments

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture.. She is beautiful

  • Thank you :-) And I do agree that she is so beautiful!

    – Marcia Rubin

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 3 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago


    20 February 2011 – One image a day

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    There’s my soon-to-become-new-Kansas-resident! So…how do we want to get her here? I can drive and get her but not sure if she’d enjoy a trip in my Kia-Pieca-Crappa…you can bring her to me though? hehe

  • ROFL…. You must be off your rocker if you think I’m parting with her!!!! But…. I might consider letting you meet her in person :-)
    She’s been back here to eat 3 out of the last 7 days! Am I lucky or what???

    – Marcia Rubin

  • Pat Moore
    Pat Mooreover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!!

  • Thank you very much Pat :-)

    – Marcia Rubin

  • Rusty Katchmer
    Rusty Katchmerover 3 years ago

    I can see her beautiful blue eyes in this one…fabulous!!!

  • I was so excited when she came back on the third day because it was late morning, and the sun was shining like crazy! My wish came true, and I was finally able to get a picture of her that showed off her pretty blue eyes :-)

    – Marcia Rubin

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    such an evil thing to brag when others aren’t so blessed Marcia…lol
    She’s just such a beauty. I went out yesterday in hopes of seeing my white red-tailed hawk. looks like she moved on. so now all I have is your images to moon over. ~sigh

  • Wait till ya see the video of her…. ;-)
    Now… about that hawk. Don’t give up on her! She’ll probably be back.

    – Marcia Rubin

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • She makes it so easy being so beautiful :-) Thanks for the compliment Joyce

    – Marcia Rubin

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 3 years ago
  • Thank you so much Joyce! It is a true honor to be featured in your group :-)

    – Marcia Rubin

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