A Blonde Squirrel at Our Backyard – Critter 16

Saturday, September 17, 2022

I never seen other than gray or “red brown” or brown squirrels at our backyard or neighborhoods. Commonly is brown fur.



Fig 01- A blonde squirrel climbs tree


In fact, there are only two species of squirrels in our city, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, they are:

- gray squirrel with scientific name Sciurus carolinensis.

- and fox squirrels, Sciurus niger.


Gray refers its color, gray or grey. Fox squirrel has “red brown” or brown fur. The brown might combine with white or black on nose and head.


So, what is species of blonde squirrel?



Fig 02- Myrtle trees at a corner



Fig 03- A fox squirrel at city park


I searched through internet, the result that this kind of “blonde” squirrel was found in some places such as in:

- North Central Austin, Texas

- Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan


Since our city, and even state has only two species of squirrel, so, blonde squirrel is not new species, no.


It is highly possibility that it is a new breed of mutant squirrel. The squirrels might be lack of some pigments.


Have you seen blonde or albino squirrels in nature?


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11 comments:

  1. ...this one looks like a red squirrel that we have.

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  2. Fabulous Blonde Squirrel image, I love it.

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  3. I would have never thought of squirrels living in Florida and Texas! ... Interesting info about species of squirrel.
    Have a nice Sunday :-)

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  4. We just have our black squirrels here. Maybe these get sun bleached. Interesting.

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  5. Haven't noticed, but quite a few fat ones around.

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  6. None that I know of. Although, there has been told of the albino one, but I have seen that either.

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  7. Hello Tanza
    This blog post is so cool. I live on an Island and there are no squirrels. I'd love to see one someday. I just came across your beautiful space and I would love to connect with you. Have a lovely week.

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  8. I never before didn't saw a blond fox, but I have few which coming to my yard and I left some food for them and enjoy watching them how they eat.

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  9. I didn't see blond or albino squirrels.

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      I never seen other than gray or “red brown” or brown squirrels at our backyard or neighborhoods. Commonly is brown fur.

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