Photographer captures rare albino squirrel on camera

The white squirrel, nicknamed Lexy, was spotted outside Richard Waugh's flat in Edinburgh.

Photographer captures rare albino squirrel on camera Richard Waugh via SWNS

A photographer has captured extraordinary pictures of a rare albino squirrel outside his house – where it has become a regular visitor.

Richard Waugh, 51, was thrilled when he spotted the white squirrel scampering around outside his flat in Edinburgh.

The software developer said he sees the ultra-rare creature, who he has named Lexy, a couple of times a week and sometimes scatters nuts out for her.

He snapped pictures of the cheeky squirrel rummaging around in the leaves on Saturday and said she often poses for photos.

Richard Waugh via SWNS

Richard said: “I was going out to the shops, and she was running about, luckily I had my camera with me.

“She seemed to be in a good mood and posed for a few photos.

“I reckon it’s about four years she has been hanging about here now, I’ve been lucky and seen her a lot.

“I usually see her a couple of times a week, although she seems to disappear for a couple of weeks at a time, it’s always good to see her when she’s back.

“I don’t really feed her but on rare occasions I sometimes see her from the flat window and take down a few nuts to scatter about in the grass and trees.

Richard Waugh via SWNS

“She is quite cheeky, sometimes she just runs off with a couple of cheeky glances back from the trees, other times it’s like she is sitting posing for photos.

“She seems to get on well enough with the other wildlife.

“She’s pretty fast on her feet and she gives as good as she gets if she is getting bullied.”

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