The Albino Squirrel (2004-2007, nicknamed "Baby") was an animal that once lived on the UNT campus before being killed by a red-tailed hawk. A few brave students who saw the attack threw rocks towards the bird, causing it to take off without the squirrel, but the wounds were already fatal.
Later, more albino squirrels were reported to be seen on campus. Rumor has it that UNT imports albino squirrels from various locations around the world to replace the little guy every time he happens to die.
Albino squirrel themed plushes and logos are still sold at UNT stores and given out at UNT events, making it an unofficial secondary UNT mascot.
Brad: Janet, would you like to get some mochas at the Albino Squirrel?
Janet: What are you talking about, Brad?
Brad: The coffee shop in the library, Janet.
Frank: Oh! How splendid!
- The Albino Squirrel Preservation Society website.