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Albino Raccoon Found in Toronto Attic

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Toronto Sun

This albino raccoon was one of litter of four babies wildlife remover pulled from attic. 

Just about everyone has dealt with problem raccoons at some point or another. But one attic in Richmond Hill, Ontario hid one that was quite different than most you’ll see.

A professional wildlife remover was working to extract a family of raccoons from an attic last Wednesday evening when the man realized one of the animals was pure white in color. “I won the lottery, kind of, because I know they are … very rare,” said wildlife removal expert Louis LaRose.

There were three other babies with the albino that were normal in color. LaRose left the albino and other babies outside in a box for the mother raccoon to relocate them, hopefully away from the homeowner’s attic.

“Momma came over (Wednesday) night to relocate them,” La Rose told the Toronto Sun. “They (a wildlife refuge) told me to leave them there and let nature take its course.”

The Toronto Sun reports the odds of an animal being born with the condition that causes a lack of skin pigmentation are about 1 in 10,000. Surprisingly, the albino found last Wednesday isn’t the first to come out of the greater Toronto area.

They report a littler of raccoons with not one, not two, but three albino raccoons was found in a home in Scarborough in 2011.

Have you ever seen an albino raccoon before?

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Albino Raccoon Found in Toronto Attic