This Small Town In Illinois Is Home To The Most Unusual Squirrels

There’s a small town in Illinois that is home to an unusually large population of albino squirrels. Residents of this kooky place hold these critters so sacred, it’s a crime to kill one.

How did these squirrels become so sacred? Scroll on to learn the full story of how the town of Olney became known for these fluffy white animals.

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