This week, the University of Houston made the sad announcement that the cute creature, known simply as the white-tailed squirrel, had been found dead from what appears to be natural causes. Using an official channel to announce the passing of a wild animal might seem a little odd to some people, but this squirrel was not just a random critter - she was a legend.
"She stuck out from the others and was also more friendly and approachable," junior Robert Comer told The Dodo. "She became a part of campus lore, and it was believed that if you saw her before an exam, then you would make an A."
Still, no one could have guessed what happened next.