A breed of squirrels not often seen in North Carolina has recently been spotted. Weird thing about this particular species of squirrel is that this squirrel can glow bright pink. “Many fox squirrels have a condition…that causes their bones and sometimes even their fur to glow pink under ultraviolet light.”
That condition is called congenital erythropoietic porphyria and the Candid Critters page posted examples showing one squirrel’s belly glowing pink and the skull of another showing up pink under ultraviolet light.
Details of the unnerving condition were released on a Facebook site devoted to a camera trap initiative spread across the state’s heavily forested areas.
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