The white squirrel seen in Old Greenwich most likely suffers from "leucism," a rare genetic condition in which the body cannot produce pigment on all or part of its skin and fur.
(Keelin Daly/Greenwich Time photo)
Old Greenwich resident Joe Mozian calls it a harbinger of heavy snowfalls this winter. His hockey-playing sons, Michael, 10, and Alex, 8, call it a good-luck charm that helps them score goals.
His hockey-playing sons, Michael, 10, and Alex, 8, call it a good-luck charm that helps them score goals.
His mother-in-law, Miki Dougherty, just calls it "a little white devil."
For two months, a rare white squirrel has taken up residence amid the hardwood trees and low-lying foliage of Mozian's yard on Marshall Street.
Affectionately named the "Polar Squirrel" by Mozian's two sons, the bushy-tailed rodent sports an all-white coat from tip to tail and can be spotted about twice a day, zipping back and forth across the lawn, darting over fences and racing across the tree tops, witnesses said.
"He's definitely more hyper than any other........
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