Albino Animals and Other Things That Come to Me in the Night

What inspires me, you ask? And how do I have time to be a parent and yet also do all this work? Why, I do it in my sleep. Literally. I send myself emails in the middle of the night all the time. The emails are usually just a couple of words in the subject line, with an occasional vague phrase tossed into the body of the email (things like “child bed green” or some such).

I usually do not remember sending myself these cryptic messages, and often I have no idea what they mean, in which case I usually just delete and start the day fresh. I would say I wrote about 30% of Prudent Advice via email communication between my sleeping self and awake self. But last week, as I was on the phone with Jacinda and Colleen for our weekly status gabfest, I received a truly strange email from myself.

The email was sent from me to me around 2 a.m. The body of the message was an unhelpful blank, and the subject simply said “albino animals.” What? I have no idea. So anyway, here are some awesome albino animals.

  • Prairie Dog 1 of 19
    Prairie Dog
    Prairie dog ownership has become a hot fad in Japan. People will pay up to $3000 for an albino one.
    Spotted at Wunderground.
  • Elk 2 of 19
    They are one of the largest mammals in North America and one of the largest species of deer.
    Check it out at Hunting Guides.
  • Wallaby 3 of 19
    Male albino wallabies can weigh more than 44lb and stand almost 5 feet tall.
    Spotted at Cutest Paw.
  • Humpback Whale 4 of 19
    Humpback Whale
    This albino humpback whale is named Migaloo and has his own website dedicated to fans tracking his migration and report sightings.
    Spotted atMigaloo.
  • Raccoon 5 of 19
    Albino creatures have red eyes because of their lack of melanin. You can see right through to the red blood vessels.
    Spotted at NY Daily News.
  • Pink Dolphin 6 of 19
    Pink Dolphin
    Albino dolphins actually look pink.
    Check it out at The Telegraph.
  • Pygmy Monkeys 7 of 19
    Pygmy Monkeys
    The smallest species of monkey got even more rare with these albino twins that can grow to only 5 inches tall.
    Check it out at National Geographic.
  • Hummingbird 8 of 19
    This rare ruby-throated hummingbird was spotted by a group of teenagers and thankfully photographed just in time.
    Spotted at Discovery News.
  • Albino Crocodile 9 of 19
    Albino Crocodile
    Some albino reptiles tend to have a more yellow hue.
    Check it out at Amazing Data.
  • Albino Hedgehog 10 of 19
    Albino Hedgehog
    The hedgehog is a very solitary animal that can be found in East Africa.
    Spotted at AWF.
  • Two-Headed California Kingsnake 11 of 19
    Two-Headed California Kingsnake
    There's one body, but two very independent brains that don't always agree.
    Spotted at News.
  • Ratfish 12 of 19
    This fish is usually brown with white spots and long rat-like tails.
    Spotted at National Geographic.
  • Green Sea Turtle 13 of 19
    Green Sea Turtle
    The baby green sea turtle was born in an endangered sea turtle nursery in Thailand.
    Check it out at National Geographic.
  • Albino Squirrel 14 of 19
    Albino Squirrel
    There is such thing as a white squirrel, but you can tell an albino squirrel by those beady red eyes.
    Check it out at Squidoo.
  • Mexican Salamander 15 of 19
    Mexican Salamander
    This here is the melanoid albino axolotl, also known as the Mexican Salamander.
    Check it out at Design Swan.
  • Vulture 16 of 19
    There have only been two sightings of the rare albino Black Vulture.
    Check it out at Telegraph.
  • Skunk 17 of 19
    They would seem so cute until you get close and realize it's about to spray.
    Check it out at Telegraph.
  • Brown Bat 18 of 19
    Brown Bat
    These little guys can way half an ounce.
    Check it out at Science Photo.
  • Woodhouse Toad 19 of 19
    Woodhouse Toad
    As cool as this toad looks, sadly most albino toads do not survive very long because they are easily spotted by predators.
    Check it out at National Geographic.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

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