Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Frosti The Terrorist Albino Squirrel

Above: He looks stuffed but that's just because this photograph has frozen him in time.

We were taking a leisurely stroll near the top of The Company's Garden on a rare, beautiful winter afternoon last week when -


- an albino squirrel suddenly appeared, blocking our path.

"It's an albino squirrel! Squee!" I exclaimed. "I must take a photo!"

My delight at seeing an albino squirrel for the first time was soon tempered by the realisation that this was no ordinary albino squirrel, this was a terrorist albino squirrel. He ran up to us (thankfully not with a little squirrel gun in his fearsome albino paws, for all would then have been lost), vibrated and twitched as though we were supposed to provide some sort of offering to appease him, and then, when other squirrels came near, he chased them away before returning to stare us down with his hypnotic albino eyes.

This repeated, over and over, giving me enough time to take close-up and action shots. I was so preoccupied that I forgot to run away in terror, which is probably just as well, as I think he could run faster than us and, as I said, his albino paws were fearsome.

The Anatomy Of A Terrorist Albino Squirrel

Above: The Anatomy Of A Terrorist Albino Squirrel - roll over the image for comprehensive notes (if that doesn't work or your JavaScript is off, view the interactive presentation here).

Eventually he grew tired of us and our lack of offerings and ran off to try and uncover a nut that a previous squirrel he had just chased off had already tried to uncover (I began to suspect that this wasn't a particularly smart terrorist albino squirrel), and then he ran over a fence to Gardens Commercial High School, presumably to bully and terrorise school children, except I don't think any of them were there as they're all off having Swine Flu at the moment.

Whatever. One drama at a time.

Frosti The Terrorist Albino Squirrel

Above: Menacing.

Previously Glimpsed In The Company's Garden
* The Man In The Bright-Orange Bio-Hazard Suit

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Blogger Tracey said...

That's totally creepy, dude. If not for the tail, I wouldn't believe it was even a squirrel.

Chuckled at the kids 'all off having Swine Flu'. Nicely put :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:32:00 AM  
Blogger Mandy J Watson said...

His bravado was disturbing.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sat. 20th July 2013
We were awed to see this very unusual white squirrel.
It was great & he was quite shy,but ate the peanuts quite happily.
Didn't bother about the other 10 quirrels around!
Definitely made our day!

Saturday, July 20, 2013 7:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Mandy J Watson said...

I'm glad to hear that he's still around - I haven't seen him in a while!

Thanks for commenting.


Saturday, July 20, 2013 7:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have just seen a white squirrel in orange street, just below de waal park. Unfortunately I was driving and with a car behind me couldt stop to take a pic. But I couldn't believe my eyes. I Have never seen one. Absolutely gorgeous as white as a bunny and it surely made my day. adam

Sunday, July 28, 2013 2:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Mandy J Watson said...

I wonder if we have more than one or if Frosti migrated up the road?

He could possibly be expanding his territory of terror....


Sunday, July 28, 2013 4:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went back and saw him again. This time I got out of the car and took some pics on my iphone. He ran up the tree and looked at me and then a skateboader roared past and it was goodbye from him.
just great to see. I feel lucky

Sunday, July 28, 2013 4:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We just saw a snow white squirrel cross the highway in front of us in Somerset West. We were driving so sadly no photograph. Were so excited and delighted! Lovely Mothers Day surprise!!

Sunday, May 08, 2016 11:18:00 AM  

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