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|What a great article. Thanks for posting it.
It does refer to the problems with vision in albino squirrels. "The absence of melanin results in disorganized development of eyes and leads to problems with focusing, depth perception, and tracking."
It's interesting that they say that not ALL white animals are albinos, but then they go on to say that white squirrels ARE albino. Why can't there just be white squirrels? Hmmmmmm. Anyway, it's the red eyes that give it away.
I have a Siamese-colored cat that came from a calico mother (her offspring were yellow, calico, siamese, and gray). The calico mother's sibling is tuxedo. And in that colony was also white, black, and ragdoll coloring, with differing head and body shapes and eye colors . . . it was crazy. One black female grandmother and several miscellaneous males that wandered through.
We've stopped all that madness, thank goodness.