Video: Rare ‘white morph’ squirrel spotted

What is thought to be rare squirrel was spotted by reader Vicky Bell who sent us this video and photo.

Vicky said she and her partner Rikki Kay were out walking on Sunday (October 15) when they spotted the squirrel.

The 'morph' white squirrel. Photo: Vicky Bell and Rikki Kay

The 'morph' white squirrel. Photo: Vicky Bell and Rikki Kay

She said: “We were walking up from Worth Church, along Church Road, Crawley, when we saw a flash of white next to us.

“We realised that this might be quite unusual and so we took a photo and a video, and now believe it to be a rare ‘white morph’ squirrel.

“According to wildlife experts, fewer than one in a million are born with the gene that produces this dramatic look.

“This is to be distinguished from a white albino squirrel as it has black eyes rather than red.”