Albino squirrels living in the cemetery in Kent
Albino squirrels living in the cemetery in Kent. A ghostly, white figure has been spotted moving silently between the gravestones in a cemetery in Kent. It could be a scene from a horror film but in actual fact the red eyes, sharp claws and pure white body belongs to an albino squirrel, that has happily set up home in Margate cemetery. Wildlife photographer, Tony Flashman snapped the critter, who is often delighting locals and visitors to the site. However, it seems the rare creature is the only one.
There are claims that he has a little friend and that there are in fact two albino squirrels living in the cemetery. Perhaps the other one comes out to play at night, when there is a full moon. Albinism in squirrels occurs at a rate of one per 100,000 births. The rare genetic defect occurs in both human and animals due to a lack of an enzyme involved in the production of melanin