Wild Rodents

As fall comes, the rodents start getting crazier, hurrying to get ready for autumn. Squirrels bustle back and forth between yards, or running across the streets. They get hit by cars a lot, but the crows like it (ugh). Other animals  are more active too. Raccoons and mice are stocking up on nuts, fruit, and seeds. Soon several of them will be settling down to hibernate, but for now some new wildlife is exciting.

White Squirrel

Recently an albino squirrel has shown up in the neighborhood. It’s exciting to watch these pure white, pink-eyed rodents scurry around with all the other ordinary gray ones. The other squirrels don’t treat it any differently, although it seems a little more shy than most. Albino animals generally don’t live very long,  since not only are they easier to spot, but the same mutant gene that makes them white often comes with diseases. But when they’re around, they are definitely fun to have!