UNT going nuts over albino squirrels

DENTON, Texas (AP) - University of North Texas students who have spotted the campus' albino squirrels say the rare animals have brought them "grade" luck.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the campus is full of stories of students who aced their tests after spotting a pink-eyed beauty.

A UNT spokeswoman says two albino squirrels -- known as Baby's Baby and Senor Blanco or Senorita Blanca -- are the third and fourth albino squirrels found living on campus in recent years.

A state urban wildlife biologist, Brett Johnson, says albino squirrels are pretty rare because they usually don't live long enough to reproduce.

And they stick out like a sore thumb -- to predators.

The white wonders have even inspired fan clubs.

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