This time of the year, photos of animals around Montreal are mostly chickadees and squirrels and they don’t do anything different than hanging around near the bird feeder and foraging. Difficult to get interesting shots.
Thus, spotting a rare white Eastern Grey Squirrel is a highly welcomed change from the usual. This one was the first one I saw. More frequently, I spot another variant, the black Eastern Grey Squirrel. For you to compare a small gallery of all three.
I resist elaborating the underlying genetic mechanisms for these color variants. If you are interested you can consult these two resources:
I did it, a blog post about Eastern Grey Squirrel. Eagerly awaiting the end of winter for more interesting shots and videos ;)