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A rare White Morph squirrel in St. Albans

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Tom Hindman  A White Morph squirrel perches on a tree in St. Albans on Tuesday. The science website untamedscience.com tracks these types of rare squirrels, including Albino, Piebald and several others. This coloration is a naturally occurring trait in Eastern Gray squirrels that is very rare. White squirrels typically don’t have a long lifespan because their color makes them easy prey for hawks and other predators. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources also tracks the white animals.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Tom Hindman
A White Morph squirrel perches on a tree in St. Albans on Tuesday. The science website untamedscience.com tracks these types of rare squirrels, including Albino, Piebald and several others. This coloration is a naturally occurring trait in Eastern Gray squirrels that is very rare. White squirrels typically don’t have a long lifespan because their color makes them easy prey for hawks and other predators. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources also tracks the white animals.

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