A Rare Albino Racoon Was Spotted In A Toronto Backyard Last Night (VIDEO)
Only one out of every 10,000 raccoons is albino.
If you live in the 6ix, chances are you've run into a few trash pandas in your lifetime. However, while you might be used to spotting these critters roaming around, chances are you haven't seen a white one. In a video posted Tuesday night, one resident was able to capture rare footage of an albino raccoon in Toronto.
In the clip that showcases the rare sighting, the unique animal can be seen strolling through a Leaside backyard.
While raccoons are usually grey and black in colour, this small creature is completely white.
Narcity reached out to homeowner Joshua Patrick, who said he took the video around 10:30 p.m. last night.
Patrick explained that he was sitting in his room when he began hearing "strange noises" and went outside to investigate.
He also admitted that he initially thought the strange-looking raccoon was a Pomeranian before getting a closer look at it.
Patrick said that he made sure to keep his distance from the animal as he was worried that any contact could lead to it being abandoned by its mother.
However, he was still able to capture the creature roaming around on video.
According to CP24, it is thought that only one out of every 10,000 raccoons is born albino, so it's pretty rare to spot one of them strolling around, let alone on your property!
Sadly, Nathalie Karvonen, Executive Director For Toronto Wildlife, confirmed to Global News that albino raccoons suffer from numerous health issues, including deafness and blindness.
However, even though the chances of spotting one of these white creatures are low, it's not the first time they have been spotted around Ontario.
Last year, anwas spotted wandering through the town of Seaforth, Ontario.
A local resident was able to snap an up-close photo of the creature after she spotted it outside of her window.
Raccoons aren't the only rare sightings that Torontonians have been able to spot lately.
Parts of Woodbine Beach's boardwalk wereearlier this month after a family of foxes was discovered living underneath the walkway.