Tuesday, October 21, 2014

White Squirrel Redux, it all began......

...back in 2006 when I saw a white squirrel in Fairfield and she knocked my socks off.  I didn't know such beauty existed.  I was on my way to work one Sunday morning very early, and a white squirrel crossed my path. I thought it was God speaking to me directly and so I wrote an Advent sermon about the miracle of white squirrels and Advent.   So me and white squirrels have a long history.  Well, just this week I saw another white squirrel frolicking in my backyard a ye old parsonage in Orange.  I was able to grab my camera and get fairly close.  This one is NOT an albino.  I quote myself below (-8

He was fast and so these are a bit blurry, but I loved seeing her in action.

"And, oh yes.  For the scientists, skeptics, and scoffers among you, there is a scientific explanation for white squirrels....what I learned was if a white squirrel has the traditional black eyes then he is a genetic mutation of the common gray squirrel.  If a white squirrel has pink eyes then he is albino.  So says the Albino Squirrel Preservation Society of the University of Texas. 

And did you know that there are white squirrel colonies in Brevard, North Carolina, Olney, Missouri, and Exeter, Ontario?  And did you know that only one squirrel out of 100,000 squirrels are white?  And that they are extremely vulnerable to predators because of their beauty and inability to camouflage itself?"

White squirrels are miracles of the most natural kind.          


  1. Noah and I love these action pictures.

  2. There is a colony of them here in a park in downtown Toronto too! I first saw them about 20 years ago and it was a magical experience for sure. Love your pics!

  3. May your white Spirit Squirrel indeed be a blessing and a token of friendship to you from God.
    Often I walk alone in nature and ask God for just such a surprise to appear, as a sign of his continued nearness.