You may think that if you have seen one squirrel you have seen them all, but the people in Bowling Green, Kentucky may beg to differ with NYC squirrel control.
Residents in Bowling Green are excited about unique members of their community, white squirrels. For years, the townspeople have increasingly embraced these adorable animals and celebrate them whenever possible.
The white squirrels of Bowling Green are a genetic morph of the common eastern gray squirrel and are usually quite rare, but there are a few towns across the United States that have a surplus, possibly due to fewer predators in the area and also if people tend to favor one color over the other, they may have a better chance of surviving and breeding.
White squirrels are easily spotted in the town, especially on the Western Kentucky University campus, where they know they are going to get some tasty snacks from employees, students or even visitors who have heard about these bright white creatures.
This phenomenon even caused WKU to create a brand-new mascot, Wally the White Squirrel, for their university sports teams, which has also generated incremental sales for baseball caps, clothing, water bottles and other items for the university that celebrate these little white squirrels.