Chipmunk – Albino

Q: I found this critter in my backyard today. Don’t know what it is, but was able to get him in a cage trap using peanut butter.

A: My wildlife friend Hal Coleman at North Fulton Exterminating says it’s a piebald chipmunk….or else it has recently stuck its head in a flour sack looking for nuts!

Like most other mammals, chipmunks can be partially or completely albino. They typically don’t survive very long because they are so easily seen by predators.

Your’s is a lucky little fellow but I wouldn’t expect to see him much longer after you release him.

another albino chipmunk

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