Ivor Paetow had three albino squirrels living in an oak tree next to his house in Great Bookham.
When Ivor first noticed a squirrel, climbing in an oak tree next to his house he had to look twice as it was white not grey. He had to ask his stepson to clarify it was albino and that he wasn't seeing things!
He says he managed to capture all three squirrels on film, on a wet damp evening. "It felt a real privilege to see them, especially coming into our garden."
Only once did this happen - the three of them all sitting on the fence, sheltering under a tree from the rain. And so the nickname for "Three Albino's" was born.
The odds against a pure white squirrel being born are 1 in 100,000. Albinism is due to gene mutations that affect the production of pigmentation.
In fact, white squirrels in the UK, although rare, often live in small albino colonies, so if you see one, the chances are there are others nearby.
True albino animals lack melanin and are white with no markings and with unpigmented pink eyes. In some species there is also a form known as blue-eyed (or partial) albinism.
As white squirrels are true albinos, they do not see or hear as well as other squirrels. This makes them easier for predators, to catch and kill. Dogs, cats, foxes and birds of prey are all likely to harm white squirrels.
It is possible to find melanistic (black) squirrels in the UK as well, but these along with the albino variety are rare. All images by Ivor Paetow.
After spotting the first one in his garden, Ivor said " Over time and to much excitement in our household, a second one appeared and would occasionally have "mum" or "dad" in tow."
There was even greater excitement when a third albino squirrel appeared! Ivor told us the only way he could get pictures of them was to sneak into the kitchen in the evening after work, to see if they were feeding on the bird nuts.
Throughout the course of the summer they would see one, maybe two of them, again with mum and dad, running along the fence, scrambling for the bird nuts.
Sadly all good things must come to an end, as Ivor's wife came home from work one day to report that she had seen one of them lying by the side of a road, probably struck by a car (like the recent albino squirrel from Dorking).
But about three months ago, Ivor saw one run across the road in the distance, around the corner from his house. Whether it was one of the original three he's not sure, but he said he was relieved to see it, hoping it had survived all this time.
He concluded by saying "myself and the rest of the family felt really privileged to have seen them. We would like to think they would visit us again. We always keep the bird feeder topped up just in case."