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    Do you know the legend of the albino squirrel?

    By Christopher Palmer
    Christopher Palmer
    Published: Oct. 26, 2009

    Students speak out on the legendary campus folklore behind a certain mystical squirrel.

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      Patricia Gallant said on Sept. 13, 2012 at 8:07 p.m.
      I saw a white albino squirrel in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada on my way to work yesterday. It ran out in front of my car but I didn't hit it! I think it is rare to see one here!
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      Jason O said on June 8, 2012 at 11:14 a.m.
      I am a new PhD student. I saw the squirrel last Tuesday. It actually walked up to me and started to step on my shoe. He seems fearless!
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      Michelle said on April 30, 2012 at 7:57 p.m.
      I saw it today! And I have 4 tests this week! I hope he's lucky!
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      Brandon said on Nov. 21, 2011 at 10:35 a.m.
      I saw a baby one today near PAI.. Hopefully the sighting will help with an exam that I have later today!
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      Coleton said on Aug. 19, 2011 at 8:34 a.m.
      That's so cool whenever I go to college there I hope it gives me good luck on my TEST LOL
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      DT said on May 18, 2011 at 11:04 p.m.
      saw it on May 17th, but all finals were over, good luck next semester :)
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      MTT said on April 14, 2011 at 11:53 a.m.
      I used to see an albino squirrel WAY back in 1986! I would sit outside near the ROTC building having lunch, and it would run around. I'm pretty sure I have a picture somewhere.
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      Ezra said on Jan. 18, 2011 at 9:31 a.m.
      The squirrel looks more like a blond with golden highlights.
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      numerologist said on Jan. 16, 2011 at 4:31 p.m.
      Vert cute squirrels.
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      Otto Toot said on Oct. 25, 2010 at 4:54 p.m.
      I've seen the white squirrels in the Hyde Park neighborhood north of campus.
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      Frank Schiffel said on Sept. 2, 2010 at 5:50 p.m.
      Never saw an albino squirrel, but used to enjoy feeding those in the trees around Gregory Gym walking to class from Jester. Some were pretty used to students. More than a few would jump on your back while you were feeding others on the ground. Had sharp little claws.
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      Nicole said on Sept. 2, 2010 at 10:36 a.m.
      I saw the albino squirrel on my last day as an undergraduate on my way to my very last class. It was like he was saying goodbye!
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      Emily said on May 25, 2010 at 7:29 p.m.
      I saw an albino squirrel my freshman year on my way to an impossible exam which I probably deserved to fail but which I somehow made an A on. The squirrel is definitely mystical!
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      Cindy said on March 13, 2010 at 7:56 a.m.
      The white squirrels were there when I graduated in 1995. Pretty awesome the first time you see one.
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      Shelly said on March 13, 2010 at 12:56 a.m.
      I saw the squirrel twice around finals when I was a student, once by the Union and another time near the stadium. Both semesters I got a 4.0! That squirrel is definitely lucky. Hook 'em!
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      Caroline said on March 12, 2010 at 8:54 p.m.
      There's gotta be a family tree of white squirrels - they've been around for awhile now - I did my bachelor's 89-93 and the white squirrel was there...
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      Karen said on March 12, 2010 at 7:16 p.m.
      It's so cute...
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      Sandra said on March 12, 2010 at 4:50 p.m.
      just for the record it is a white squirrel and not an albino. Albinos have red eyes because they lack pigment. These squirrels have been around a while. I used to spot them back when I was in school. Class of '82.
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      C.Stone said on March 12, 2010 at 5:48 p.m.
      AS and I used to have small talk before my 8 a.m. chemistry class outside of Welch. Of course, never any religion or politics, it was strictly Longhorn sports and new restaurants.
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      Sarina Shaver said on Dec. 8, 2009 at 7:08 p.m.
      I saw that critter twice last week over by the music building and made an A on my psychology test :)
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