We received an email this morning from Duane L. of Prior Lake, MN. He saw a white squirrel yesterday outside of his home. Unfortunately, the white squirrel was too far away as to determine if this was an albano squirrel. If not albano, then I would guess that it to be a Gray squirrel with the leucisim dominent recessive gene. Similar to Brevard’s White Squirrels.
According to MN Department of Natural Resourses, “The gray squirrel is one of Minnesota’s most common wildlife species. It is often seen in backyards, parks and wooded rural areas. Because of its thick furry tail, it is sometimes called bushytail.” Click here to read more.