The White Squirrels

There are white squirrels in Trinity – Bellwoods Park.

Apparently they are not a breed, but more like albino squirrels.

They have created more white squirrels.

Toronto is so proud of these rare beauties …

That we have named a street after them.

I have not seen one, but I don’t have hours to sit quietly, in a Squirrel Zen State, with a bag of peanuts. Although, it’s on my “To do list”.

Pics taken by Resa – October 10, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:


75 thoughts on “The White Squirrels

  1. They are not only gorgeous, they are worthy of having the streest named after them. Such a beautiful display.

    You know Resa, it makes me wonder if this particular artist choose white on purpose. The way a poet selects every word carefully. Was the color white choosen to represent purity? Or little angels?

    If I ever make it up your way, I definitely want to see these guys.

    1. I think the artist chose white on purpose. I believe he is honouring the little things. They are little angels.
      Apparently Canada is becoming a bit famous for our white squirrels.
      Time to buy some peanuts, and head to the park, but first I’ve got to paint that black door with another Charlie Zero Micro Poem.
      Hope all is A+ since hospitalization & your book is consuming your time.

    1. You have a point here! 😀
      Andy was a white something. Interesting to the nth degree, and as influential.
      I met someone who knew him. We met on an unrelated job.
      What she shared was more than fascinating!
      He may have been a white squirrel.

      1. King White Squirrel …
        of the Velvet Underground.
        I think that’s a title he would be
        most pleased with. Unlike David
        Bowie comparing him with a silver
        screen … and a bit of a scream 😎

  2. Timothy Price

    Really lovely squirrel mural. Cool you have albino squirrels. We have run of the mill sandy colored squirrels who like to tease the cats. Squirrel Zen might be fun. Nice to have a street named for them.

    1. Apparently the white squirrels have been around for awhile. I found out about them around a year ago.
      LOL, I can’t believe we actually have a slice of wildlife that you don’t!
      It’s wonderful that they named a street for them. I go by that corner regularly, so that is a very new sign.

    1. Ah! Hera and the squirrels. Works for me!

      1. B E A U T I F U L !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [already replied!] …just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE HER!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

        1. Cool! Trying to think about a contribution! Will let you know. Can you take a pic of Hera and paint a Mermaid tail on it?
          That would be neat! Mermaid Hera!

  3. Squirrels – a nuisance, yet fun to watch. Bottom line is I them as more positive than negative. I recall seeing an albino squirrel for the first time. A bit of a shock, but hey – it’s just genetics. Cheers to you someday going for the squirrels zen state.

    BLINK Cincinnati is this weekend. Start checking YouTube soon because someone surely will make a good video.

    1. I know, they can be a nuisance, but I haven’t had that honour! Lol, all I know is I adore them, and that the ones around here are healthy with lovely fur (no mange).

      BLINK is on! Will check the tube!

  4. Thanks for this fun post Resa. I loved the white squirrel mural. I’ve only seen one on a video. However my neighborhood in DC had a lot of black squirrels. Their territory must be small, because there would be a lot of them on some streets, but I never saw one on my block. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment Teagan! There are so many beautiful and wonderful animals on our planet. Yet, we are in danger of losing them.
      Sometimes, I feel like “Get It While You Can” (Janis Joplin) in terms of enjoying them. HUGS!!!

    1. I find people don’t like them when they get into the attic and breed. There’s always a danger they will chew through electric wires.
      We have this black rubbery stuff that goes over the outdoor water pipes. The raccoons gorge on it. Raccoons can be intimidating, but the babies are beyond cute. I love watching them play.

      1. I remember seeing racoons for the first time when I went to Vancouver – there were a dozen or so of them on an embankment being fed by tourists. Amazing creatures and very noisy when feeding like that as they were squabbling over the food.

        1. Ahhh, urban wildlife!
          We now have a growing bats population in Toronto.
          The sound of raccoons mating is one of the most horrible sounds, ever! It sounds like someone being murdered.

  5. The squirrels are really cool. I had never heard of albino squirrels before. We have a couple of squirrels in our backyard right now that are eating some kind of berry off of a fruit tree we have and they are higher than kites. 😉 Funny to watch. 😉

        1. Sounds neat, Charlie!
          I’m still contemplating Mascaras Other Prostrate. 😀 We had Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend and it’s been all family & food.

  6. I’ve seen a white squirrel now on this page 😉 But not in real life. Over here there’s a brown squirrel that comes by on the grass outside my office window sometimes, so cute.

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