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White squirrels are so rare, there are only four of them in the UK

At Marbury Country Park in Cheshire, England, wildlife photographer Andrew Fulton made a one in a million discovery when he snapped a photo of a rare white squirrel.

With over 5 million grey squirrels in the UK, this squirrel is a rarity given only three others have the same white fur. Their appearance is caused by a mutated gene – called leucism – that makes them snowy white but keeps their eyes colour black (meaning they don’t have seeing problems like albino squirrels who have pink eyes).

Fulton, who had seen the squirrel a week earlier, waited patiently in the park to get a good photo. ‘It took me a while to find the squirrel even though I knew there was one in the park due to word of mouth and other people reporting it’, he said. ‘It was my first time seeing a white squirrel as they are so rare, but hopefully it won’t be the last’.

Via Metro

White squirrels are so rare, there are only four of them in the UK
White squirrels are so rare, there are only four of them in the UK
White squirrels are so rare, there are only four of them in the UK
White squirrels are so rare, there are only four of them in the UK
White squirrels are so rare, there are only four of them in the UK

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