It’s not common for this albino raccoon to live as long as it has.
Albino raccoons are born with the odds stacked against them. If they can manage to survive to adulthood, they have the rest of their life to avoid predators since they were born with no natural camouflage. This recent photo of an albino raccoon from Indiana, as seen below pictured originally from the Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Facebook page (IDFW), is a little more rare than you might initially think.
IDFW posted this comment regarding the rarity of such an animal:
On that same post on the IDFW’s Facebook page from Dec. 15, another user left a photo of an albino raccoon. These photos just don’t happen as commonly as these two pictures might suggest.
Have you ever seen an albino raccoon in person? If you have, you might want to stay inside during the next couple of thunderstorms. Just saying. I mean…may the odds be ever in your favor!
All photos from Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife/Facebook