Albino Squirrel in Waukesha Wisconsin

I found a Albino Squirrel in Waukesha Wisconsin running around a city river park. I stopped for a few photographs to share. After talking to a bystander at the park they said the squirrel was a local resident, one of two at the park. This squirrel is considered a Eastern Gray Squirrel, but an albino type.


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.








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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.

13 Responses to Albino Squirrel in Waukesha Wisconsin

  1. Tim says:

    I have 2 Albino Squirrels That come to my feeding tray that’s against my kitchen window. One is still shy/cautious.The 2nd squirrel takes food from my hand.

  2. Nelson Thulin says:

    White squirrel in my back yard in Oconomowoc, WI

  3. Anu says:

    Seen one in Waukesha, in my neighbors backyard. Very cute. First time seeing white squirrel.

  4. Brian Shields says:

    I just seen a white squirrel running through my backyard. Never seen one before.
    Cool looking creature.

  5. Andrea Beilfuss says:

    I just saw a white squirrel in my backyard. Not a true albino, but called a white morph.

  6. Clary Baez says:

    White squirrel in my home in Pulaski,WI

  7. Taras Nahirniak says:

    A white squirrel ran past my back door in Nashotah yesterday. I had never seen one before.

  8. Carole says:

    Saw a white squirrel on Main just after where Milwaukee and Main split—

  9. Carole says:

    Sorry—post meant to include Main and Milwaukee in Delafield..

  10. Carole says:

    A friend told us there was a pair of white squirrels that were often spotted by a Waukesha library.

  11. Joe Konyn says:

    7/03/23.Saw a white squirrel today on Davidson Rd/Hillcrest Rd. Crossed in front of my vehicle. Got a few quick pics before it went up a spruce tree.

  12. Justin says:

    Just saw one on south Webster st Green Bay not far from Heritage Hill

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