Casper the white skunk: An unusual critter

Everyone knows that skunks are basically black and white, but the proportions of each vary with each individual. Some are almost all black, with only slim white stripes, some are about evenly black and white, some wear white socks, and this one – we called him Casper – was all white. We’ve never seen that before.

We wish we had more video of Casper – he was very unusual – but we only have him twice on video. He didn’t stay with us for very long and it’s possible that his all-white fur, on a nocturnal critter, made him a bit too visible for his own good.