Texas Exes. We love you, but don’t break our hearts. The Albino Squirrel is certainly real.
According to an article written by The Alcalde:
Sorry, Longhorns. There is no albino squirrel at The University of Texas.
Today every UT student knows the legend: catching a rare glimpse of an “albino” squirrel on the way to an exam means you’ll get an A. The squirrel—which is usually referred to with a single mythical ‘he’—is said to roam the East Mall, and we’ve spotted him at the Alumni Center more than once.
While there may be several white squirrels on campus, they aren’t really albinos, says UT biologist David Hillis. “It’s a color variant, not a true albino,” Hillis explains.
How do we know he’s real? Because a Longhorn Humor fan found the lucky squirrel getting lucky himself!
If the albino squirrel gets lucky…do we get luckier during finals? pic.twitter.com/fRdrmY17L8
— Longhorn Humor (@LonghornHumor) April 23, 2017
And, he tends to get lucky often…which spreads even more luck to every student on the 40 Acres.
— Jacob Hickerson (@jacobhickerson) December 13, 2016
Thank you, Albino Squirrel.