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Baby Albino Raccoon


Young Albino Raccoon Caught on Camera

Extremely Rare Specimen Spotted Sneaking Around Mesa


Monday, November 12, 2012
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Last Friday night, Santa Barbara Independent reader Corinne Newton caught a rare glimpse of a special animal: a juvenile albino raccoon accompanied by its sibling and their mom inspecting a mouse trap on the back porch of Newton’s Miramonte Drive house. The trap wasn’t baited, said Newton, but the trio probably smelled the peanut butter that had been used. Albino raccoons are uncommon critters. Approximately one exists for every 500,000 individuals.

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I live in the SB Highlands, where the pic of the young albino raccoon was taken. There is actually a family with four young ones, two of which are albino. I've been trying to get pictures of the whole family, but I usually see them in the dark, up a tree, and the photos don't turn out very well.

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November 13, 2012 at 3:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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