The other day, Emerice Hallock and her brother were driving down a remote stretch of highway in Alberta, Canada, when something unusual caught their eye.
There, in the brush just off the roadside, was a bright, white figure posed all alone.
Hallock initially thought it was just an odd rock — but she’d passed by too quickly to be certain.
Turns out, however, that Hallock’s brother had gotten a better look. He realized the remarkable truth.
“He was telling me to turn around,” Hallock told The Dodo. “He said he saw an albino porcupine. I was like, ‘Yeah, OK.’ [But] he was freaking out, so I turned around.”
Hallock’s brother wasn’t just seeing things.
Sure enough, it was an albino porcupine — a rare sight indeed. The condition is said to occur in only about 1 out of 10,000 porcupines.
Hopping out of the car for a better look, Hallock couldn’t believe her eyes.
“It was crazy, honestly,” she said. “I’ve never seen a porcupine in my life, so seeing an albino one was mind blowing.”
The porcupine, so conspicuous with his all-white fur and quills, appeared to be healthy and happy as he moseyed through the brush. It was almost as if he knew what a gem he is.
“He looked good!” Hallock said.
She even managed to record a video of the little guy going about his business.
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