White Baby Squirrel Makes the New Jersey News

White Squirrels Exist?! Yes They Do, But They Can Still be Pests.
White Squirrels Exist?! Yes They Do, But They Can Still be Pests.

As any property owner who has had to have NJ squirrel removal services knows, these mammals can be major pests at times. Squirrels can damage gutters, spread parasites and cause other problems. However, these furry pests can also be adorable at times, as one baby squirrel in NJ shows.

Special Baby Squirrel

A litter of orphaned squirrels got some special attention last year when rescuers discovered that one of them was born with all white fur. Baby squirrels are usually gray, which helps them stay hidden from predators. One of the five orphans found in NJ had pure white fur instead, which is the rarest color for squirrels to be. This coloring results from genetic anomalies or mutations that also cause white squirrels to have red eyes rather than dark ones.

Life in the Sanctuary

The orphaned squirrels are being cared for at Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary, where they are safe from predators and kept well-fed. This is important for the white baby squirrel, since it’s harder for squirrels of this color to hide from predators. Fortunately, this little squirrel will likely be able to continue living in safety at the sanctuary.

If you have squirrels on your property that are being a nuisance, our NJ squirrel removal services can help. Contact Stern Environmental to learn more about these services for your property.