“Sometimes being different is a good thing.”
Did you that the small town where I live (Brevard, NC) is home to a rare white squirrel population? All of these unique “white” Easter grey squirrels are thought to be descended from an escaped carnival animal!
As the story on AtlasObscura.com goes…”in 1949, a carnival truck was passing the home of a Florida man known simply as Mr. Black. According to the Brevard website, Black had caught a pair of white squirrels that had escaped from the truck and gave them to Brevard resident H.H. Mull, who subsequently passed them on to his niece so that she could try to breed them.”
“Her stint with animal husbandry failed to yield any results, but she kept the ivory animals anyway. She left home in 1951, and without her watchful eye, one of the squirrels escaped, and the other squirrel was released to go find its companion.”
“Where the young Ms. Mull failed, the squirrels themselves excelled and (possibly) from those initial two squirrels, there is now a thriving population of white squirrels throughout Brevard. It has been estimated that as many as 1/3 of all the squirrels in the city are white.”
Unlike albino squirrels that have red or pink eyes, these North Carolina mutations have black eyes and can have a mix of white and grey coat, just like the one in my painting.
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