Albino Squirrel in Waukesha County Wisconsin on November 20, 2019

Albino Squirrels are not common at all so I took advantage of getting some images of one of two in Waukesha County when I had the opportunity. They are storing nuts for the winter and working on a nest too. I was a pretty nice morning with some sun, mild temps and low winds. Images were taken on November 20, 2019.

Albino Eastern Gray Squirrel

Scientific name: Sciurus carolinensis

Type: Mammal

Albino: Albinism, is a mutation on a gene that codes for pigmentation. Eyes are red in color on albino mammals.

Habitat: They prefer large areas of mature and dense woodlands.

Average life span in the wild: Adults can live to 6 years. Records that have been keep they may survive much longer.

Size: Bodies run 9.1″ to 11.8″ long plus the tail, tails averaging about 8″-10″ long.

Weight: 14-21 oz

Diet: Tree berries, buds, bark, nuts, acorns and seeds. They are also known to eat seeds at bird feeders and vegetables from gardens.

Range: Midwest to the eastern US and southeastern Canada.

What a beautiful squirrel running with a Walnut!

Thinking here on where to bury this nut…

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

3 Responses to Albino Squirrel in Waukesha County Wisconsin on November 20, 2019

  1. Gerald Haiar says:

    Great presentation. Very attractive for predators, unfortunately.

  2. John Rock says:

    Thank you for the pictures and knowledge.

  3. Ron says:

    A couple of weeks ago I tossed two walnuts from my balcony for the albino squirrels (there are two of them running around now) to play with…wondering what happened to them. Thanks as always for your many wonderful photos.

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