A Rare Visitor

When I woke up this morning and opened my shades, this is what I saw outside my bedroom window…

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An albino squirrel!!!

I wasn’t quite awake yet and it was such a surprise to see it there, that I wasn’t sure it was real at first.   If you’ve been reading my posts for any length of time you know that I already frequently find squirrels amidst my branches, but never an albino one!  I’m so glad I had my camera sitting right there so I could snap a couple photos of it.

I guess it found my tree a nice place to stop for a quick grooming…

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And for staying low and being on the lookout…

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I wish I could’ve got a better shot of its face (and pink eyes), but it was a fidgety little thing and wasn’t facing my direction most of the time.  I’m lucky to have gotten this somewhat blurry shot as it paused for only a second, and still being half asleep this was the best I could do…

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 I’ve only seen an albino squirrel one other time in my life that I can remember, and I felt so privileged to have this rare little creature visit my tree.  ♥

I may go and read up a bit on them, as I think they’re quite uncommon.  Have you ever seen one?

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24 responses to “A Rare Visitor

  1. That is sooo cool. I can’t even believe it. So glad you had the opportunity to get these amazing pictures. COOL COOL COOL COOL! I feel privileged to see this through you.

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    • Thanks Teresa! It really was such a wonderful delight to see, and I’m so thankful I was able to capture some photos! I felt special just to have it grace the branches of my tree! Wouldn’t it be super cool if it decided to take up residence in the hollow of my tree this fall/winter?! 😀

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  2. he is beautiful!

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  3. Cool! I have seen polar bears, but never a polar squirrel! 🙂

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  4. Awesome! To be honest I didn’t even know there are albino squirrels. Very cool you managed to get these great shots and shared them 🙂 What a unique start of a day it must have been for you!

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  5. I don’t think I’ve ever even seen a picture of one. Very cool. 😉

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    • It was really cool to see! As you know, I’m a big nature lover and I just felt so fortunate to be able to witness something so rare and uncommon in nature ~ right outside my own window! 🙂

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  6. That’s amazing! I’ve never seen one or seen a photo of one. What a great experience to have.

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    • It was a really great experience! It was kinda like I was imagining it at first because I had just woke up. Good thing I had my camera handy to prove I wasn’t just seeing things. 😉

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  7. Absolutely wonderful Julie!! I’ve never seen an albino squirrel so your post is just fantastic. So glad that you got a snap of it and could share! 🙂 🙂

    (I haven’t forgotten soul mates just been taken up with the tennis here. I’ll copy the quote out from my Kindle this week. xx)

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    • Thanks so much Ruth, it certainly was a wonderful and amazing thing to see! No worries about the quote, whenever you get around to it is fine, have fun with the tennis there! 🙂 Be well and have a wonderful week!x

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  8. That squirrel is going to haunt my dreams for weeks! 🙂 Seriously though, this is so cool. I didn’t even know those things existed!

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    • Haha Simon, funny you use the word “haunt” because I was thinking this little rare white creature reminded me somewhat of a ghost. 😉 Yes, it really was seriously way cool to see!

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  9. Amazing captures, Julie! I’ve never seen an albino squirrel before, not even on pictures 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. How cool! Someone told me they’ve seen some around here but could just be a (sub)urban legend…you have photographic evidence!!!

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  11. I’ve never seen one of these before – lovely photos!

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  12. Wow that is surely a rarity??

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    • It was such a surprise to see, I felt like I was special to be able to see something so rare. I’ve seen a few more albino squirrels around here now since this post, so I think there must be a little group of them nearby. Lucky me! 🙂

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