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A rare albino porcupine can be spotted in a Maine museum

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A mysterious, furry, white creature was found on the lawn and from the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine, this week, which was later determined to be a rare albino porcupine.

In the rodent, and which is likely to be a young person, if the plates have not yet hardened by The Portland Press Herald and was spotted by staff at the museum on Tuesday. The museum later took to his Facebook page with a photo of the toupee-like creature, in the hope that social media can help you to identify it. The consensus was: it’s an albino porcupine.

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In this Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at the latest, a photo taken will be provided to the Seashore Trolley Museum is a rare albino porcupine waddles around in the vicinity of the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine. The museum is asking for help in identifying the other animals, after it was found on the floor this week.
(Fred Hessler/Seashore Trolley Museum via AP)

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“We all thought it was an albino skunk, because it was just so fluffy,” Katie Orlando, executive director of the Seashore Trolley Museum, told the newspaper.

Porcupines are common in Maine, although the albino ones are certainly not. About one in every 10,000 of the species, an albino porcupine, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Later, museum officials have announced that they have come up with the name of the porcupine, “Marshmallow.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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