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Albino spider spotted in garden of house in Barming in Maidstone after albino squirrels reported across Kent

07 July 2014
by Kent Messenger reporter

Not to be outdone by albino squirrels reported across Kent, now it seems spiders are getting in on the act.

An all-white species was spotted this morning in a garden in Barming, Maidstone.

The lone stranger was snapped making its way across the lawn - leaving the owners in Thyme Walk baffled as to its identity.

An albino spider spotted in Barming, Maidstone.

An albino spider spotted in Barming, Maidstone

A quick internet search would suggest it could be a crab spider - but we'd love to hear from an arachnid expert to determine if the inch-long eight-legged visitor is rare.

 

Video: Albino spider spotted in Barming

The ghostly-coloured guest follows a series of albino squirrel sightings across the county in recent months.

The squirrel has been seen eating nuts and drinking from a puddle

An albino squirrel has been seen eating nuts and drinking from a puddle in Hawkinge

John Humble has a pair of albino squirrels that have been visiting his New Barn garden for a year

John Humble has a pair of albino squirrels that have been visiting his New Barn garden for a year

Albino squirrels are supposedly a rare phenomenon - with just 25 of Britain's 2.5million squirrels being pure white.

But nature lovers are proving the theory wrong in Kent with several spotted in Hawkinge, New Barn, Hartley, Longfield, and Herne Bay.

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