I've seen many different color phases and shades of squirrels both fox and gray over the years but back in turkey season I saw something I've never ever seen. Not in a book, the internet, or even heard it talked about. I somewhat understand what causes these different color variations but just can't figure out what would make a squirrels colors vary in this form. It was a gray squirrel and it was just as any other I've seen except the 2"-3" tip of his or her tail was snow white!! Seriously! I had a bird gobbling some what regularly and as I often do go into a not that interested clucking and scratching with my foot mode trying to get him going more so. I let it get quiet when I heard a squirrel barking off in the opposite direction. I turned and just as I did heard and saw a squirrel going tree to tree in the distance. I grabbed the binocs and focused in on it and it was headed right torwards me. I thought what the heck!! He came in to 15-20 yards down a small tree hanging by his hind legs looking at me just as funny as I was looking at him!lol I was thinking no way!! How could he survive with a beacon on his tail like that letting every predator in the woods know where he's at?lol He let out a couple course barks at me and hauled it like only a scared squirrel can do! Has anyone else ever seen one like this or killed one like this? I wish I'd have tried getting a pic but I was a little Awe struck over the little fella. I'll be in there looking for him for sure come season and maybe early season.