Mammal Monday

In the Whiteness of the Whale chapter of Moby Dick, Melville asks, “Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?”


3 Responses to “Mammal Monday”

  1. 1 Chuck McAlexander February 20, 2023 at 9:42 am

    Looks like a leucistc target for the young hawks to use in practice. The dark, not pink eyes preclude albinism, but the hawklets won’t care.

  2. 2 Paul Lamb February 20, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    Seen a white squirrel near my house. A couple of years ago. Also, always nice to see a Moby-Dick reference!

  3. 3 nature969 February 20, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    Are the squirrels’s eyes the pink/red of many albinos.

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