posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 10:54 PM
Recently, a thread on ATS -- Albino Squirrels
-- pointed out the results of a
delightful mutation -- the White Squirrel.
Personally, I am not all that fond of squirrels -- white or otherwise. Nevertheless, I would have to admit that the novelty of a white squirrel
elevates these lowly rodents to a slightly higher level than your typical "tree rat".
Well, the white squirrel has some real competition now . As cute as a white or albino squirrel might be, watch out! Here comes the White
link to video of a recent discovery of a rare white Chipmunk in London, ON
The video (link provided above) and the subsequent news article from the
London Free Press
describe the white chipmunk as a "very rare
creature". The white chipmunk is rare because it is not an albino -- a mutation. Instead, the white chipmunk is a product of two recessive genes
each carried by the father and mother of this adorable rodent.
It is interesting to note that a colony of White Squirrels reside in Exeter, ON
-- a sleepy little
Canadian farm community about thirty km North of London. All I can say is what's going on? Is this an invasion of white rodents?