Saw a squirrel today with a regular body (reddish color) but with a tail that was silver-gray. Not just a trick of the light; we watched it for some time scrambling about and there was no question. I couldn’t call it “white” as in a true albino, but it was definitely unlike any other squirrel tail I’ve ever seen.
Was it a gray/red hybrid?
Now that’s a thought I hadn’t thought. We don’t get the grays around here, just the red ones - so far. Wish it would come onto my property so I could trap it. Maybe we’ll get luckey enough to get a picture.
I once had a regular at my feeders,that looked as if he hugged an electric pole and got zapped!
He was pitch black,on his underside,and normal color everywhere else.
I"ve got one that visits my yard that has an all black body with a red tail. I’ve seen fox squirrels (the big red ones) near the river near here so they must mix or something.