A young albino beaver was recently trapped and killed by Cree trapper Bert Moar on his trapline near Waskaganish. The kit, which was about two years old and weighs about 20 pounds (you figure out the metric conversion), sports a white coat, a pink tail and feet. And of course brown-stained teeth.

There have been reported killings and sightings of other animals of similar appearance in the past but not many were genuine albinos.

The white buffalo that made news recently was not an albino which made it more unique. Depending on who you talk to in Waskaganish, killing an animal of this kind either brings good tidings or a bad omen.