Photo Fiona Sunquist ©
Want to see something really different? How about the white squirrels of Ochlockonee River State Park? In this park near Sopchoppy in the Florida panhandle, pure white squirrels dart and leap along the branches of the live oaks near the visitors pavilion. Their white coat is a product of a rare genetic mutation—many of the squirrels are snow white, like the individuals in the photograph, but a few have patches of gray among the white.
This State Park is also a great place to see Red-cockaded woodpeckers, brown-headed nuthatches, red-headed woodpeckers, and white tailed deer. This park is also a great place to fish - the tidally influenced rivers that meet there hold sea trout, redfish, mullet, and catfish.
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