A blog for the United States branch of the global Centre for Fortean Zoology
Monday, 21 April 2014
Some time ago we wrote about black squirrels. Gray squirrels can also be found colored white, either due to albinism or leucism. You can find them in Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, North Carolina and Illinois. At Brevard (North Carolina) there is an annual White Squirrel Festival. This year's lasts from May 23rd-25th, but is a musical rather than an animal festival, I understand. Olney (Illinois) calls itself the White Squirrel capital of the world. White Squirrels have right of way on the streets. If you kill one, the penalty is $500.