An extremely rare leucistic bald eagle was spotted in Oklahoma earlier this week, and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife is making a big deal of it.
Leucism is a genetic mutation that reduces pigment in birds.
Take a look at the full video below:
JUST IN TIME FOR THAT WORLD CUP WIN, WE HAVE A LEUCISTIC BALD EAGLE SIGHTING. THIS EAGLE'S ABNORMAL COLOR IS CAUSED BY A GENETIC CONDITION CALLED LEUCISM, WHICH PREVENTS PIGMENTS FROM REACHING ITS FEATHERS.
LEUCISTIC BALD EAGLES ARE RARE.
LOOK AT 'EM: pic.twitter.com/zywGRSMigA
— Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (@OKWildlifeDept) November 30, 2022
Is this a sign that the United Stated Men’s National soccer team is going to win the World Cup…? Some people are asking.
Keep an eye out the next time you’re wandering through the woods of Oklahoma. You might just see a pure white bald eagle!