Video: Rare '˜white morph' squirrel spotted in West Sussex

What is thought to be particularly rare squirrel has been spotted in West Sussex.

Tuesday, 17th October 2017, 9:45 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 6:50 pm
The 'morph' white squirrel. Photo: Vicky Bell and Rikki Kay

Vicky Bell said she and her partner Rikki Kay were out walking on Sunday (October 15) when they spotted the squirrel.

She said: “We were walking up from Worth Church, along Church Road, Crawley, when we saw a flash of white next to us.

“We realised that this might be quite unusual and so we took a photo and a video, and now believe it to be a rare ‘white morph’ squirrel.

The 'morph' white squirrel. Photo: Vicky Bell and Rikki Kay

“According to wildlife experts, fewer than one in a million are born with the gene that produces this dramatic look.

“This is to be distinguished from a white albino squirrel as it has black eyes rather than red.”