Have you ever seen a white squirrel? Wildlife photographer Andrew Fulton spots animal thought to be one of just four in the country due to gene mutation in Marbury Country Park, Northwich, UK.
“It was my first time seeing a white squirrel as they are so rare, but hopefully it won’t be the last,” Andrew says. “It took me a while to find the squirrel even though I knew there was one in the park due to word of mouth and other people reporting it,” he adds.
There’re roughly 5 million grey squirrels in the UK, but only one in a million is affected by leucism, a loss of pigmentation. Unlike albinism, leucism doesn’t affect the eyes, so they don’t turn red and animals retain their good eyesight.