If there is one thing that we are not short of in Canada, it is squirrels. Whether it is the black, bushy kind or the brown and wiry kind, they are literally everywhere! While most Canadians have probably seen thousands of squirrels throughout their life, there is one kind of squirrel that most of us will probably never manage to spot - the super rare, snow-white coloured squirrel!\nLuckily for one couple in Yukon, they managed to get up close and personal with the rare rodent this week, and even managed to snap a few photos of him!\nSpeaking to CBC News, Steve Buyck explained that he’d initially thought the bright-white creature was a weasel, but the bushy tail was a giveaway! Realizing that this could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Buyck quickly grabbed his camera to take a picture of the squirrel, and was fortunate enough to get a great shot!\n"It was really quick…. It just took right off," Buyck explained.\nElizabeth Blair and her husband Steve Buyck say they were so lucky to see this "once in a life time experience."\nShe...Posted by CBC Yukon on Wednesday, September 4, 2019\nHe and his wife, Elizabeth Blair, were lucky enough to spot the rare creature when out driving near Gravel Lake, close to their home in Stewart Crossing, Yukon. As Blair is from the White River First Nation, she spoke to her aunt about their encounter, who told her the animal’s name would be dlak degay in Northern Tutchone.\nThe couple added that they’d lived “in the bush” all of their lives, and never had they seen anything like this squirrel!\nView this post on Instagram Rare white squirrel. He has been burying his acorns and playing in the dirt. #whitesquirrel #whitesquirrels #squirrel #squirrelsofinstagram #squirrels #squirrely #squirrel🐿 #squirrelfriend #squirrellife #squirrellove #squirrelsofig #squirrelfriends #squirrelwatching #squirrelphotography #squirrelofinstagram #squirrelwatch #cutesquirrel #nuts_about_squirrels #wildlife_captures #naturephotography #nature_photo #nature_cuties #nature_up_close #furryfriends #cuteanimals #cutecritter #naturephotographer #naturelove #nature_special_ A post shared by Cindy Townsend- Photography (@cindy_townsend) on Apr 8, 2019 at 5:08am PDT\nSpeaking to CBC News, wildlife harvest specialist Meghan Larivee also agreed that the squirrel was super rare. While it would initially appear that the squirrel was an albino, Larivee explained that it was more likely to be a red squirrel with a “leucistic gene.” She notes that the critter’s dark-coloured eye suggests it is not an albino, as a feature of albinism is a “pinky-colour” in the eyes.\n"[With leucism], the skin is a whiter colour, the hair is a whiter colour, but it doesn't actually affect the eyes. Whereas in albinism, it's a complete loss of pigmentation.," she said.\nView this post on Instagram The white squirrels of Exerter, Ontario, Canada The are not albino but a subspecies of the eastern grey squirrel. @thefarbackroom These are the little sweethearts I was telling you about. #squirrelsarecute #whitesquirrel A post shared by Cynthia Knoble (@cynthia_knoble_author) on Aug 26, 2019 at 8:13pm PDT\nIt seems that it not only squirrels that have the potential to be bright white, as a white raccoon was also spotted in Ontario earlier this year! The raccoon, believed to be an albino, was spotted loitering around in someone’s back garden - he didn’t even have a striped tail!\nWhile Larivee is confident that the squirrels condition would not cause him any sort of discomfort or harm, she did note that it could make him easier prey for predators in the area.\nIf you’re exploring around the Yukon this weekend, keep your eyes peeled for one of these unusual critters! You never know when you might see one again!\nDisclaimer: Cover photo used for illustrative purposes only.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.