It’s so fluffy!
Well, maybe it’s going to be more spiky than soft, but it’s certainly cute.
And folks at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine are wowed since they first spotted it on July 16.
“Our wildlife continues to impress us this season!” the museum posted on Facebook. “We have a resident roaming turkey, woodchuck family, snapping turtle, bear, and now this little guy! We don’t know what he is… our first guess was albino skunk, but now we are thinking albino groundhog.”
Fred Hessler snapped some wonderful photos of the mystery critter.
Which turned out to be a rare albino porcupine.
Though it’s fun to imagine it is a real-life Tribble.
You know, the fictional alien creatures from Star Trek.
In any event, the little gaffer has a worldwide following and a name.
And, it’s just so sweet.
It’s definitely a rare treat.
Ryan Robicheau with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife told NBC albino animals are seen only very infrequently in Maine.
Albino mammals, like porcupines, come along in one of every 10,000 births, according to Missouri Department of Conservation.
Photos Fred Hessler/Seashore Trolley Museum/Facebook