Thursday, August 15, 2019

The white squirrel and the moon

The moon nearly knocked me over on the way home last night. I looked up and there it was, its light transforming my condo building into a temple. I stopped and texted a friend, "Moon!"
"Sky!" he texted back.
"Yes!" I texted.
Moon, you were worthy of  all those exclamation points.

Yesterday morning's walk revealed its own amazing sight--a pure white squirrel (SO sorry about this photo--you'll have to trust that it's the snowy blur streaking between the trees) frolicking in Gold Medal Park. One of my daughters had told me recently about the white squirrel in her neighborhood. It's not that I didn't believe her, but I figured I'd have a better chance of running across a great white shark in the Mississippi.

When I got home, I asked scientist Google and found THIS. Read it. Watch the video. Go ahead, go down the white squirrel rabbit hole. And if you have a real camera and take real photos, I hope you'll post to the website. 


Ms. Moon said...

There are quite a few white squirrels in the wild at what we all the Jr Museum in Tallahassee. I love them. Once though, I saw a recovering Bald Eagle eating one. The squirrel had gotten into the huge aviary where the wounded birds are kept and that was that.

Elizabeth said...

Wow. I couldn't read the article as it was blocked, but is it by chance called leucistic? I've learned about leucistic birds from Carl -- Once we found a white hummingbird, and we also saw a white dolphin!

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Anonymous said...

That picture of the moon is marvelous. My husband is a photographer and he would be entirely jealous of how much I like your picture. Stunning.