My local woods never stops amazing me. It's very close to the centre of London but has such a diverse variety of wildlife.
There had been over resent years reports of Albino Squirrels being spotted in the wood. There is photographic evidence of them on the Friends of Selsdon Wood web site taken some years ago, but try as I might I had not seen one. I looked them up and found that Wildlife experts say the odds against a pure white squirrel being born is one in 100,000 so there are only 25 white squirrels in the wild at any one time in the UK.
Getting a good shot of one was probably a once in a lifetime capture!!
So I was really glad to hear from Heather, a member of the FSW who are a volunteer group that do a great job looking after the wood. She told me that she had seen one.
Heather said that she had spotted an albino squirrel twice and in the same place in the wood each time. She give me the exact location in the wood,this was crucial as the wood is over 200 acres. Without that information it was like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack.