Rare white squirrel has been spotted in Loudwater before

Rare white squirrel has been here before

Rare white squirrel has been here before

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A RARE white squirrel which was spotted in a garden last week has caused a stir in Loudwater as more residents report seeing the creature.

Last week the Bucks Free Press published pictures of a white squirrel taken by amateur photographer, Emma Tingay.

The squirrel is believed to have Leucism - a recessive gene in grey squirrels which turns them pure white, while their eyes remain black.

However, this is not the first time a white squirrel has been pictured in the area.

In 2008, a home-owner published pictures of a similar animal believed to be an albino.

The only difference between the two is the colour of the eyes with the albino believed to have red eyes and the former having black eyes.

Residents are now wondering if there are more of these unusual animals in the area.

Have you seen the Loudwater squirrel before? Send in your pictures and stories to andrew.colley@london.newsquest.co.uk

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5:32pm Sun 13 Jul 14

bluefeet says...

Very good. Now on a more interesting subject, why have all the comments been removed off the story where the police officer is whacking that guy with his baton?
Very good. Now on a more interesting subject, why have all the comments been removed off the story where the police officer is whacking that guy with his baton? bluefeet
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12:28pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Blondeshave morefun1 says...

Cute! Yes I noticed the you are unable to comment on that story. Yet again another example of the people not allowed to have their say/voice their opinions when Thames Valley Police act like animals....
Cute! Yes I noticed the you are unable to comment on that story. Yet again another example of the people not allowed to have their say/voice their opinions when Thames Valley Police act like animals.... Blondeshave morefun1
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8:16pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Thamed says...

bluefeet wrote:
Very good. Now on a more interesting subject, why have all the comments been removed off the story where the police officer is whacking that guy with his baton?
AND on any of the articles about the Irish gypsies moving in to the village soon that have incredibly been granted permission by a PC council!
[quote][p][bold]bluefeet[/bold] wrote: Very good. Now on a more interesting subject, why have all the comments been removed off the story where the police officer is whacking that guy with his baton?[/p][/quote]AND on any of the articles about the Irish gypsies moving in to the village soon that have incredibly been granted permission by a PC council! Thamed
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