Still going strong

Sarnia’s rare white squirrel, recorded recently by city nature photographer Ronny D’Haene, seems to be doing well one year after residents first noticed it gambolling about Germain Park.

The Eastern grey squirrel is normally black or grey but carries a gene that occasionally results in a white coat.

It’s believed white squirrels are so rare because their bright colouring stands out and makes them an easy target for predators, thus reducing the chance of the gene being passed on.

Ronny D’Haene, Special to The Journal