Last Saturday, I was sitting in Theo's Restaurant with my parents, enjoying a wonderful Theo's
breakfast sandwich on toasted fresh baked bread, when the phone rang.
It was my brother Terry calling to tell me that a white squirrel had shown up at his feeder that morning.
He thought I might want to get a picture.
He was right.
So, after breakfast, I stopped by his house and sat on his back steps, beneath the watchful eyes of an old fat cat who didn't seem to care about the beaucoup squirrels beneath the feeder.
Sure enough, a perky white squirrel was bouncing around the yard.
Here's the little white devil enjoying some seeds with a "normal" (is there such a thing?) grey squirrel.
So, the question is ... is he an albino or just a white phase squirrel? I looked hard at all my photos and the eye appears nice and dark, not pink like I would expect if he was a true albino.
Not that it matters that much, as he is pretty special either way. Perhaps my brother could open his own chapter of the ASPS.
I hope he makes it long enough to spread those genes around. It certainly adds interest to the usual birdfeeder crowd.
I have my doubts though.
The house sits near a saltmarsh with abundant hawks and the whole time I was filming I could hear one a few trees away.