COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A white squirrel was spotted this past weekend at the Crossings of Colonie, a wooded park.
There have been several sightings of a white or albino squirrel at the crossings and elsewhere in Colonie this fall and winter. Witnesses allege seeing the suspect in garbage cans, near a playground, and on trees or bushes.
Is this dark-eyed squirrel leucistic rather than albino? Are we dealing with a single suspect? Does albinism run in the genetics of the Colonie-area squirrel population? Subject matter experts disagree.
Subject matter experts have reached consensus, however, that the area should adopt the pale rodent as its official mascot.
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