Posted by: Anonymous, on 28/06/12
For the past 7 years Albino squirrels have entertained the residents of Yvonne Robertson House and Sackville Court retirement housing in Bexhill. The furry friends are a rarity to the area, but have been seen by residents scurrying up trees and even coming up to the windows.
Janet Richards, a resident of Yvonne Robertson House, has seen the animals on many occasions. She said: “There are certainly at least two of them because we’ve seen them playing together. They aren’t frightened of us at all, we put food out for them and they come to our windows; they are quite tame but beautiful and fast animals.”
Drawing in a crowd.
There has been quite a lot of interest in the visitors of Yvonne Robertson House, with people from the local area eager to see these rare animals in their natural habitat. The white, or albino, squirrels are tame animals that breed in packs of four or five.
Scheme Manager, Colin Stack said: “They play quite happily with their grey counterparts and have no squabbles over food as they receive an endless supply of nuts from their many admirers. The residents affectionately named the first white squirrel ‘Alby’ and their antics are often talked about in the monthly newsletter. Although I have only seen two white squirrels together others assure me they have seen three playing!”