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White Squirrels!
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No, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you if you see white squirrels frolicking along the shores of Lake Talquin near Tallahassee, Florida. These squirrels are not true albinos (they don't have pink eyes), but they certainly are white. Actually they're a color phase of the eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). White individuals occasionally show up throughout the gray squirrel's range, as do solid black ones, and there's a cinnamon-colored phase in the Ocala National Forest. This one was photographed on the deck at Floridata writer, Steve Christman's home in Gadsden County, Florida

Steve Christman August 3, 1999



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