Spotted a rare one!
A father managed to take a number of photos of an extremely rare albino squirrel that he saw was roaming freely outside his house.
By the way, the rare albino squirrel is a regular visitor in the area.
51-year-old Richard Waugh was left stunned after he spotted a rare animal wandering around outside his house in Edinburgh.
Waugh, a software developer, said that the squirrel is now a regular visitor at the spot.
The man also ended up naming the animal Lexy.
As a result of her frequent visits, he has started to scatter nuts for her so she could have some snacks during her strolling time.
The squirrel is completely white.
The condition of this squirrel has only affected 1 in 1 million grey squirrels.
According to official reports, there are only around 50 white squirrels in the United Kingdom.
Waugh, who is the father of 2 kids, snapped the pictures of Lexy running around outside his house on November 21, 2020.
Recalling the moment, Richard said:
I was going to out to the shops, and she was running about, luckily I had my camera with me. She seemed to be in a good mood and posed for a few photos. I reckon it’s about four years she has been hanging about here now, I’ve been lucky and seen her a lot. I usually see her a couple of times a week, although she seems to disappear for a couple of weeks at a time, it’s always good to see her when she’s back. I don’t really feed her but on rare occasions I sometimes see her from the flat window and take down a few nuts to scatter about in the grass and trees. She is quite cheeky, sometimes she just runs off with a couple of cheeky glances back from the trees, other times it’s like she is sitting posing for photos. She seems to get on well enough with the other wildlife. She’s pretty fast on her feet and she gives as good as she gets when she if she is getting bullied.
Experts believe that albino squirrels have some problems.
They are believed to have problems with their eyesight and hearing problems.
This makes it really hard for the animals to survive in the wild.