Rare albino skunk spotted in Chicago suburbs

November 11, 2014

A rare albino skunk was spotted in Chicago suburbs on November 10, 2014. Residents of a small town of Palatine followed a furry white tail coming out of an open garage door wondering what kind of creature it was, thinking it was a fox. It wasn’t. After a second spotting that very same night it was confirmed that the strange creature was in fact an albino skunk, one of the rarest animals in the wild.


Skunks are usually black with white stripes and can sometimes be creamy in color. This one was completely white. According to some reports another albino skunk was spotted in the nearby town of Arlignton Heights in 2007.

A Scottish zoo proudly owns two albino skunks and made news just last year when they produced an offspring.


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