(CBS4) – Colorado Parks and Wildlife shared photos of a rare local resident on Wednesday.

(credit: Jerry Baines via Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

“Check this out! An extremely rare sighting of a piebald squirrel,” CPW officials tweeted.

The unusual coloring is a genetic mutation that causes varying amounts of white hair.

(credit: Jerry Baines via Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

“Some can be almost pure white while others carry just patches of white,” officials stated.

(credit: Jerry Baines via Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

CPW said Jerry Baines spotted the unique little critter west of Denver. 

Anica Padilla