White Squirrel

There are many tree squirrels on trees nearby my house in Pune. My house is bit outskirts of Pune & there is a good plantation in the nearby area.  I spotted a strange movement & thought that it might be some different bird. Surprisingly it was a juvenile white tree squirrel.

White Squirrel

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I don’t know if it is a normal habitat of these squirrels in Pune or not.

I saw same sized many juvenile squirrels but only this one is odd. Is it possible that this is tree squirrel but born white due to some deficiencies? Experts, please comment.

I hope this cute animal doesn’t become prey to Shikra or any other raptor due to lack of camouflage.