A rare site caused a media storm online, when a very strange albino animal showed up at a Maine train museum, who turned to the internet for a identification, which ended exactly like you'd think. Though the staff were perplexed trying to figure out it's identity, the common consensus, besides a lost toupee, an albino skunk, or even albino groundhog. Some people even believed the Earth had finally gotten real Tribbles from Star Trek. Alas, it was not to be.
They slowly tried every species until one fit, which works relatively well, though the park rangers might have been a good next call to make before turning to internet denizens for aid. Though they were pretty on the money, as the majority correctly identified it as a young albino porcupine. While the species itself is not so rare, and in fact quite prevalent in Maine, only about 1 in every 10,000 are born albino.
The esteemed guest has become the official unofficial ambassador of the museum, with fans swapping stories of their encounters with him.
So it seems they believed the creature to be an albino skunk, which to be completely honest, isn't a bad guess, it might be a pudgy one.
The next step after identifying the cute little fluff ball, was actually naming him, which the museum once again turned to the internet for in their infinite wisdom. They decided on Marshmallow, similar to the Fluff, though I'm not sure who wins that contest, the tub of liquid marshmallow, or this cute little albino porcupine.
He has become a local celebrity
The museum realized how popular he was, and began to update its social media accounts with his sightings and various adorable pictures of Marshmallow out and about by the museum. He even made it to the local newscast for a second time, besides being followed by his new fans both local and abroad.
News Report on The Cute Little Furball
He Has a Local Friend Too!
The next conundrum in this series is who exactly the second porcupine is. Is it a brother? A friend? A parent? Everyone is asking, and no one can tell us, but Marshmellow and his friend themselves. So we'll have to get back to you on that one while we wait for porcupines to develop human speech.