TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – White-tailed Wabash Valley squirrels are back. And experts say they are just a variant to the brown squirrels in the area.
“They are a fox squirrel, they pop up then they disappear, with that white tail it’s kind of like a flag that says come eat me, so they don’t survive very long usually,” explained Carissa Lovett, Dobbs Park Naturalist.
Experts say the characteristic comes from mom, “the white tail comes from the mothers genes, it’s kind of an albinistic quality,” said Lovett
Nature specialist say they come in waves and that we’ve actually had them around the Wabash valley on and off for at least 10 years.