Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Rare Critter


While driving down a street the other day, something white and fluffy caught my eye.  I wasn't going very fast, so I quickly pulled over and grabbed my camera.  At first I thought I must be seeing things!


No, I wasn't seeing things!  It was a white tailed squirrel that I saw.  Now these may be a common sighting in your area, but we haven't talked to  anyone that's seen such a squirrel around here.


I had to look him up online.  Okay, I googled "white tailed squirrel".   While not unheard of, he seems to be a pretty rare guy.  


I wonder if he is more rare than the all white squirrel that I've heard about?


Well, there you have it...my unusual sighting.  I wanted to wait until today to share my photos with you so I could join Eileen's Saturday's Critters.

*My son has a birthday this weekend!  Happy Birthday, Brett!  

Happy Saturday to you!
xo Cheryl

44 comments:

  1. wow! he's awesome! you're right - he's probably rarer than the white ones!

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  2. oh wow, did not know they existed. i did see a white one on someones blog but the whole squirrel was white. i am wondering is this one put a little L'Oreal Platinum rinse on? LOL love it... woudl like to see one. i have never seen red, black either, ours are small and gray

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  3. That is an amazing sighting! I have never even heard of such a critter...but he is a handsome fellow!
    Happy Birthday to your son! :)

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  4. I've never heard of them. You got some really great pictures. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  5. Oh my gosh!!! This is shocking and mysterious! I have never seen or herd of such a thing! I wonder if it is some kind of birth defect, or maybe partly albino? Whatever caused it, it is amazing!

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  6. I have never seen or heard of one. I did see a skunk in our yard that had an unusual tail and my husband said it may have been a pet.....but when it got into the area with the neighbors goats, they were backing up...so I am thinking it was all smelly. :):) That was so lucky you had your camera. You will be looking for him again. Blessings for a fun filled Saturday. xoxo,Susie

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  7. What a nice treat to get to see this adorable little squirrel. He is cute!
    A very happy birthday to your son.
    Have a beautiful weekend. Blessings, Catherine

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  8. Good morning Cheryl, I enjoyed seeing your critter. I haven't seen anything like it in our area. I have several squirrels that live in my pin oak trees. Happy birthday to your son. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and that the weatherman is wrong. Take care Hugs and Prayers from Your NW Missouri Friend.

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  9. WOW! What a a find. Never certainly seen one like that. Great shots. have a wonderful weekend AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRETT.

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  10. They are beautiful. I have never seen on in our area. We have brown squirrels with black tails and black squirrels with brown tails but not white tails.

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  11. I've seen black and grey squirrels with brown tails, but not one with a white tail!

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  12. What a cutie. Here in Brevard, NC there's quite a number of white squirrels (not albinos but cross-breeds), but I've never seen a gray squirrel with a white tail. Cool discovery.

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  13. Now that is a shocker and what great pictures you got of him. What a handsome fellow and I am sure only his hairdresser knows for sure.
    It might make him more visible to predators but I bet the ladies love it. That was worth the wait.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR SON.

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  14. P.S. I love the way you managed to get the picture of only the tail in the first shot!

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  15. A first for me . . . we are surrounded with squirrels . . . never, ever have I seen a white tailed or all white!

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  16. White-tailed squirrel? THIS is what we've been waiting for all week? Okay, must admit that he is pretty special. Nope, have never seen one before.

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  17. How cool, to see this squirrel with the white tail.. He is a cutie! Great shots. Thanks for linking up and sharing your post! Have a happy weekend!

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  18. Great observation, partly albinos are very rare in the wild.

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  19. Great shots! I've never even seen a photo of one like that before.

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  20. Oh cool! Never seen one! He's a beauty! You got excellent shots.
    Karen & Beep

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  21. Hi Cheryl,
    Happy Birthday to your son.
    I grew up in Georgia and our yard had lots of pecan trees. We had lots of squirrels but I've never seen one with a white tail. Love these pictures.

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  22. WOW!!! He is a beautiful creature.I am so glad you were able to get these pictures.

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  23. Awesome! I've not seen another like it- or even heard about white tailed squirrels, so I'll bet it really is rare. Happy birthday to your son!

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  24. Hi Cheryl, I have not been posting or reading blogs for some time but since I did post one today I decided to take the time and catch up on a few and read them. I always enjoy your posts. No, I have never seen a white tailed squirrel nor had I ever heard of one. Glad I stopped by today. I enjoyed knowing this and your pictures are always such a treat.

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  25. i would have never guessed it was a squirrel. i had to see what that tail belonged too??! wild. happy bday to your son. hope he has a wonderful day. enjoy your weekend. ( :

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  26. He|she is sooooo pretty and unusual. Wow!

    Happy Birthday to your son! Sons are precious.

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  27. Wow he is something with that white tail. Thanks for sharing! Happy Birthday to your son:)

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  28. Cheryl, your pictures of the squirrel are great! Such a cute little creature! I have never seen a squirrel with just a white tail, but I have seen a white squirrel in a little town west of Plattsburg,Mo. Marrionville is famous for their white squirrels although I've yet to spot one there. Twyla

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  29. You did really well to spot that white-tailed squirrel and get such an excellent capture. I've never seen one like it, so at least in my book, that's a rare and very interesting find!

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  30. That little fella is cute as can be. His tail is so sweet. unusual indeed. My hubby has seen black squirrels with brown tails but never one like this.

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  31. Wow, what a find! How lucky could you get!

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  32. Aw w, you got some super pictures of that cute squirrel. It really was a great find. I must work on taking my camera with me so I can capture something unique once in a while.
    Blessings and hugs; I enjoyed this one~

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  33. Wow! He is so unusual, Cheryl! I've never seen a white tailed squirrel! His tail is really pretty.

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  34. Wow that was interesting. It's like an equivalent to our brush tail possums.

    Enjoy your weekend

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  35. Wow!!!! What a odd little fellow indeed, thanks for sharing, Francine.

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  36. Amazing! Lucky you to see him, and capture a picture!
    Thanks to you, we all get to see a rare sight :)

    Happy birthday to your son!! Hope he had a great one.

    K.

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  37. happy birthday to your son!!! what an unusual looking critter!!!!

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  39. Glad you had your camera with you! For sure I have never seen a squirrel with a white tail.

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  40. Wow, that's unusual, and kind of cute. I have never seen one in my life, and we have tons of squirrels around here also.

    Cheryl, what a sweet comment, thanks you summed it up perfectly, that's why I keep blogging also.

    Jen

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  41. Hi, No---I've never seen a squirrel with a white tail before... I have seen pictures of ALL-WHITE squirrels --but have never seen one of them either, except through photos.... I will say that he is pretty with that pretty tail.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  42. how cute and exciting!! there was a place in missouri we went to with white squirrels. or at least i'm remembering them being white. i'll have to ask my husband about it. happy birthday to your son!!

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  43. I have never seen a squirrel like this before! How unique and adorable. I am so glad you captured his photo! Xox

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  44. How lucky you were to find him Cheryl! Very cool! Happy belated birthday to Brett!

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