With sadness, we share that an unusual campus legend - the white tailed squirrel - has peacefully passed away. Thanks for the memories. pic.twitter.com/qpX9J3YmGN— UniversityofHouston (@UHouston) March 20, 2017
For years, this white-nosed and white-tailed squirrel was well known on campus and thought to bring good luck, especially to students studying for mid-terms.
Now, some students want to preserve the legacy of the white squirrel by having it stuffed and preserved for future Coogs. They are also working towards a ceremony to celebrate the squirrel's life. A GoFundMe has been set up for these efforts.
A memorial has already been started on campus featuring a three-sided poster board, ketchup packets, a tennis ball, soda, curly and waffle fries, and even a candle.