A White Minority

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by anchorpuller, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. anchorpuller

    anchorpuller New Member

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    I was just thinking about a friend of mine that lives up in Western North Carolina. She's a yankee transplant and one of the sweetest ladies I know.

    She introduced me to a beauty, I'd never seen. The white squirrel.

    I'm not talking about an albino squirrel here. In Brevard County, where she lives, they are a healthy protected population. When visiting her the first time, I was astounded by the beauty of the animal.

    There is a story behind them coming there, but I really don't remember it. Something about a carnival truck overturning and some getting loose.

    Anyway...have any of you ever seen the beauty of the white squirrel?

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJedQ6N9694
     
  2. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Thanks Laura, pretty animal. What do you think their population is? In my timber there is getting to be a colony of black squirrels. Very aggressive and are pushing out the reds and grays. Wonder if the guys you took pictures of are the same.
     

  3. katcatchingfool

    katcatchingfool New Member

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    they are pretty but i don't like squirrels. especially when they get their beady little hand on shed antlers before i have time to find them. lol
     
  4. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Cute little critter, didn't know they came in that color. John mentioned black squirrels, I've never seen one of them either.
     
  5. CATFISHING1

    CATFISHING1 New Member

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    they are pretty. there is a town here in MO. that when you enter the town sign says HOME OF THE WHITE SQUIRREL
     
  6. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    There used to be a few black squirrels around here. Don't know what happened but I haven't seen any in awhile. Squirrels here are gray, although I did see a fox squirrel here once.
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    Two men looked out of prison bars. One saw mud and the other saw stars.
     
  7. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Like Mike said, Marionville Mo. post a sign stateing it's the home of the white squirrle.
     
  8. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Cool looking squirrel Laura! Never seen a white one before! Thanks for the pic & video! :big_smile:
     
  9. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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  10. anchorpuller

    anchorpuller New Member

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    Gary, that was a good read on em. I do believe that circus caravan got around! :big_smile:
     
  11. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Yep Marionville Mo. is known for the white squirrels.
    Council Bluffs Ia. is known for the black squirrels.
    Arkansas is known for, LOL well never mind.....:wink::big_smile:
     
  12. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    Didnt ya mean North Carolina Spoon:wink:
    Oh hi Miss Anchorpuller:haha:prety cool lill critter there.
    Beetle put me up to it:wink: I swear he did ............AHhhh YUP thats my storey and I am sticking to it:big_smile:
     
  13. SHARON FLEMING

    SHARON FLEMING New Member

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    Laura, good pictures, I have never seen a white one but we do have a lot of black ones in Council Bluffs. Thanks for sharing, tried to rep you but they said I had to spread the love around a little LOL
    Sharon
     
  14. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    Marysville, KS has a sign on the edge of town that says "Home of the Black Squirrel" also.
     
  15. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    When I was very young we lived in Franklin Ohio. There were white squirrels all over the town. I think they were albino though with pink eyes. I have never seen the white ones like in your photos. Thanks for the good pics.:smile2:
     
  16. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Here in good old Danville Ohio (the best one out of three) we had a fox squirrel with a white tail. He came to our bird feeders one winter. As soon as spring broke he got ran over by a car. I guess having a white tail didn't make him any smarter. Sure was pretty to look at though.:sad2: