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#7093766 - 02/26/18 01:25 PM Neighbor trapped a yellow raccoon
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Registered: 12/30/12
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I've never seen one. How common are they?

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#7093777 - 02/26/18 01:35 PM Re: Neighbor trapped a yellow raccoon [Re: TexasKC]
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Registered: 10/22/14
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Loc: San Antonio
Albino for sure.
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#7093876 - 02/26/18 03:35 PM Re: Neighbor trapped a yellow raccoon [Re: TexasKC]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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I have caught two and both were in Colorado County. This one was in 2011. Local biologist told me that they were caught or seen in that area on occasion.

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#7093888 - 02/26/18 03:46 PM Re: Neighbor trapped a yellow raccoon [Re: TexasKC]
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Registered: 05/18/11
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Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
Not a full albino as the coon does have some pigmentation (you can see the pattern in the coat), but certainly ablinistic.

You can google search, but it looks like 1 in 500-750K will be like this. I don't think anyone knows for certain.
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#7094071 - 02/26/18 06:51 PM Re: Neighbor trapped a yellow raccoon [Re: TexasKC]
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Registered: 01/27/09
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Congratulation on a unique catch.

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#7094083 - 02/26/18 07:06 PM Re: Neighbor trapped a yellow raccoon [Re: TexasKC]
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Registered: 07/21/16
Posts: 409
Loc: East of Dallas

Unfortunately I trapped this one once while trying to lower the coon count around my feeders. It turned out that a local game warden had released two of them onto the property I regularly hunt. He called them albinos, and they came from a property around Paris Texas.
On another note...I saw the other one last night while I was out watching for hogs. At first I thought it was a small coyote, judging by it's colors and it was about 100 yds. away...but when I got the night vision on it, it was obviously another one.

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#7094159 - 02/26/18 08:02 PM Re: Neighbor trapped a yellow raccoon [Re: TexasKC]
JCO Offline
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Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 185
Loc: N.E. Texas
First for me and like others, I have seen a ton of coons. Thanks for sharing.

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#7094382 - 02/27/18 03:34 AM Re: Neighbor trapped a yellow raccoon [Re: JCO]
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Originally Posted By: JCO
First for me and like others, I have seen a ton of coons. Thanks for sharing.


I'm with JCO.
First for me.

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#7094759 - 02/27/18 11:30 AM Re: Neighbor trapped a yellow raccoon [Re: TexasKC]
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Registered: 01/13/16
Posts: 342
Loc: Central Texas
Back in the 80's (my coon trapping/Bluetick hunting days) we caught two, maybe three over the years in Lee county.
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#7094936 - 02/27/18 02:18 PM Re: Neighbor trapped a yellow raccoon [Re: TexasKC]
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Registered: 08/09/10
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Loc: Houston, TX
Not albino nor albanistic. It is leucistic. Condition is called Leucism.

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#7095095 - 02/27/18 04:38 PM Re: Neighbor trapped a yellow raccoon [Re: TexasKC]
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#7095240 - 02/27/18 06:26 PM Re: Neighbor trapped a yellow raccoon [Re: TexasKC]
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Registered: 02/08/15
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Loc: Holland, MI
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#7095415 - 02/27/18 08:43 PM Re: Neighbor trapped a yellow raccoon [Re: TexasKC]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
albinos are always fun to see
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#7097249 - 03/01/18 07:47 AM Re: Neighbor trapped a yellow raccoon [Re: fouzman]
Texaswats Offline
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Registered: 10/26/13
Posts: 37


Yep that's it.
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Not albino nor albanistic. It is leucistic. Condition is called Leucism.


It's not an albino.

Like the Fouz said it's LEUCISTIC

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#7099876 - 03/03/18 10:02 AM Re: Neighbor trapped a yellow raccoon [Re: TexasKC]
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Registered: 02/28/08
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Loc: Granbury, TX
That's cool, I've never seen one.
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