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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 11:09 AM

Rare albino porcupine spotted in Kennebunkport

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/07/17/rare-albino-porcupine-spotted-in-kennebunkport/

A rare albino porcupine lounging on the lawn of the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport is drawing national attention after the museum asked for help identifying the animal on Facebook.

True albino porcupines occur in about one in 10,000 births, according to Missouri Department of Conservation researchers who work with porcupines.

The museum says the “white ball of fluff” was seen on the museum’s front lawn Tuesday, and visitors and volunteers initially believed the animal was a skunk from a distance.

“We all thought it was an albino skunk because it was so fluffy,” Katie Orlando, executive director of the Seashore Trolley Museum said.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 11:14 AM

1. Pretty fellow. nt

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 11:38 AM

2. Looks like it fell into a vat of Pantene and came out looking fabulous!

I'm sure it would be wrong, but I want to pet it.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 11:57 AM

3. Even the wildlife is white.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:10 AM

4. ... but they are not racist!

White is not my favorite color until it comes to albino wildlife. They are beautiful and unique!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:52 PM

5. Wow, so cool!!!

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