Friday, January 1, 2016

In the news: White squirrels in Boston aren’t albinos

Being a former Bostonian, I (Rob) thought this was pretty interesting. I don't ever remember seeing any white squirrels, though. 
In the news: White squirrels in Boston aren’t albinos! 
A video by the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife explains the rare sight.
People have been spotting an unusual critter outside Massachusetts General Hospital—white squirrels.
Tom French, assistant director of the state’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, explained in a video released Wednesday that that the squirrel’s unique coloring comes from a genetic abnormality.
The squirrels are not albino, he said, since they have dark eyes.
French said color abnormalities in gray squirrels are most common in cities.
“Camouflage for species that get hunted is a very, very important survival factor,” he said. “Having one color versus another in a park where they’re not that many predators, or on the lawn of Mass. General Hospital, it really doesn’t matter.”


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next