(CBS4) – A Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer at Staunton State Park discovered a rare sight. Ranger Dale found a leucistic squirrel last week.

(credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

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The animal, and others with the same condition, lack pigment either all over or on part of their body.

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“Leucism is a recessive genetic trait and a rare sight to see,” CPW stated on social media.

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In May of 2021, CPW shared pictures of a rare piebald squirrel which has white patches of fur. The squirrel was found west of Denver.

Danielle Chavira