Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 16th, 2011
What’s going on here? What is a squnk?
An unusual squirrel searches for food beneath a bird feeder at the home of Harry and Alice Hilliard near Sauble Beach, Canada, in 2008. Photo by Kevin Loader.
Photographs are newly under discussion on the Internet of piebald (black and white) squirrels (Eastern gray squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis), taken in High Park area, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Considering that Cryptomundo has spent some time discussing both black (melanistic) and white (albino, or near albino, i.e. leucistic) squirrels, what are we to make of these new squnks, that even have photographic evidence?
Anyone have any information on this black & white squirrel population, in terms of how many there are?
(Idea from a mention by Karl Shuker.)