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(VIDEO) Rare Albino Raccoon Spotted in Pickaway County


PICKAWAY – The Odds of seeing a albino raccoon are about 1 in 750,000 according to a wildlife expert.

A genetic mutation causes albino raccoons to lose their traditional ball and grey color including the bandit strip that is across the eyes if these creatures. Amazingly the lack of color goes down even to their feet.
According to wildlife experts only 1 in 10,000 are born with the genetic defect and its even a greater chance 1 in 750,000 in seeing one, why? Camouflage. Lack of camouflage severely decreases this animals chances for survival and the animal actually stands out vs hiding from predators.

Other than color albino raccoons are very much like other “trash pandas.” Raccoons are omnivorous and opportunistic feeders, thats why you find them after pet food, trash or anything else lying around late at night. They also will find your home their home if they can, sometimes finding home in attics and inside crawl spaces underneath homes.

This albino raccoon has been spotted for two days in a north Pickaway home, address was not given to protect the rare animal.