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UNT Students Seek Elusive Albino Squirrel On Campus

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DENTON (CBSDFW.COM) - Some University of North Texas students are squirreling around on campus in search of an Albino squirrel they believe brings luck for finals.

"It exists. I do believe in Santa Clause," said student Beau Carter, who saw the elusive, rare squirrel outside of the school's library. "The bushy tail… it was definitely in the tree though… this was seven or eight months ago."

Campus legend says seeing the albino squirrel means an "A" on a student's next test. A true living legend, the albino squirrel even has his own Twitter page with 316 followers respectively.

Several students told CBS11 that people started noticing Albino squirrels on campus in 2000.

"He is a third generation Albino squirrel," said student Katie Johnston about the current squirrel causing people to stare up at tree branches instead of their cell phones. When asked about the last generation of "magical" squirrels, Johnston said a hawk ended his lucky streak.

The red-eyed, curious rodents were even named secondary mascots to "Scrappy The Eagle" in 2006. But Scrappy still reigns as the official mascot to this day.

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