Elusive RARE White Squirrel Spotted at Jamaica Pond

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    The elusive RARE White Squirrel was spotted at Jamaica Pond in Jamaica Plain. This time, out in the open along the water. You never see that.

    "Its an Oriental Tree Squirrel with the scientific name Callosciurus finlaysoni (Callosciurus translates as "beautiful squirrel") found in Thailand and other parts of South East Asia. So if you sighted a white squirrel here in North America outside of captivity, its almost certainly a color variant of one of our many native species of the genus Sciurus"

    via White Squirell Institute

    karen_2020, Creative Sage™, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. imaclellan 68 months ago | reply

      Interestingly enough there was a white squirrel running around Tufts yesterday... very cool

    2. testpatern 67 months ago | reply

      I lived Pondside for ten years and saw this squirrel many times. I moved overseas last year -- I am delighted to see this little guy is still around!

    3. JackVinson 22 months ago | reply

      Steve! You'll be happy to know that I've used this elusive squirrel in a blog post today.
      blog.jackvinson.com/archives/2012/06/13/the_elusive_learn...

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