Neil Kelley and his family were out and about on a remote road in the Maine woods the other day when they observed someone in a nearby tree. He couldn’t help but stare at them.
Kelley told The Dodo, “This white hairy critter did not mix in with its surroundings.” “It would be tough to overlook it.” We had no idea what it was until we conducted some study.”
What the Kelleys didn’t comprehend at the time was that the prominent animal was really one that most people would never see.
It turned out that the animal was an albino porcupine.
Only one in 10,000 porcupines is born with albinism, according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, making this little guy a very unique sight. He didn’t appear to mind being noticed, which was fortunate for the Kelleys.
“He wasn’t shocked or alarmed in the least. Very steady and cool, “Kelley said.
After a little while, the all-white porcupine decided to descend from his perch and explore the woods further. Kelley and his family watched as he faded softly into the background, probably never to be seen again.
“It was on the outskirts of a pretty remote forested region,” Kelley said, adding that the meeting was one he and his family will remember: “[We] were astonished.”