Albino Squirrel

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    My wife is absolutely obsessed with a pair of albino squirrels that live near Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain, MA. Every time she's out running she tells me whether or not she spotted them. I had never seen them before until the day I was carrying my camera. It was loaded with Tri-X 400ASA, so you'll have to believe me when I tell you that the eyes of this little guy were blood red - a true sign of albinism. He scampered away about 5 seconds after I snapped this shot.

    johnralston, Colin Howells, pheezy, and 15 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. d-w- [deleted] 98 months ago | reply

      Wow, that thing looks crazy.

    2. cpultz 98 months ago | reply

      Normal squirrels make me twitchy. If I saw this one I might freak out totally. Evil little buggars.

    3. Peter Gasston 98 months ago | reply

      There's an albino squirrel in the park near my house in south London. Haven't managed to get it on film yet, though.

    4. *Ivan* 98 months ago | reply

      Congratulations! This image is currently one of Flickr's most interesting photos for 28 March 2006. (It is on page one of the calendar view.) Would you please add it to the Interestingness pool? It would be a great addition!

    5. pfflyers1 98 months ago | reply

      i knew that guy with spray can had ulterior motives. i mean who else gives out whole cashews

    6. 81shakes 98 months ago | reply

      I've seen al black squirrels but never seen an albino

    7. Leela.a 98 months ago | reply

      HA! I've seen this thing twice-I'm so glad someone caught it!

    8. Richelle Ludwick 98 months ago | reply

      that's very cool. Amazing they've lived this long, many albino animals don't survive because they stick out & are easy prey for predators.

    9. JessicaDC1 98 months ago | reply

      Thats so amazing! I've never seen an albino squirrel before! Great shot!

    10. jimeli1 98 months ago | reply

      Your shot is beautiful and simple and rich.An attestment to you and your presence with nautre.Why then would Mother Nautre allow oyu to be there when an albino squirrel was at the same time.Your karma is great,and the collaboration between you the artist and this little special abberation of nature shows that you are in tune.:-)James

    11. Kris Kros 98 months ago | reply

      Sam, this is so nice and cute. Found this on Explore. Congratulations.

    12. Drew Tedlock 98 months ago | reply

      I saw an albino squirrel once. It was crazy. Same day I saw an albino alligator (no lie!). Somewhere in Pennsylvania, I do believe. Might have been Massachusetts, I can't remember. There should be an albino photograph group.

    13. trrpngirl 98 months ago | reply

      Cool shot! There is an albino squirrel that lives on the National Mall in DC; see here for photo evidence.

    14. Hanyf 98 months ago | reply shot

    15. WBUR 74 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called WBUR: The Listener Photo Project, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group!

    16. verybigjen 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called White and Albino Squirrels, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. taikarami 55 months ago | reply

      allegedly there is one at Houghton's Pond in the Blue Hills Reservation!

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