Olney, Illinois is one of the most boastful. About 200 or so of the tiny mammals currently inhabit the town. At its peak though, there were around 1,000. Every fall the town holds a squirrel count.
It’s a town where squirrels rule: they have the right of way on every street. There’s a fine for taking them out.
I visited Olney on a road trip around Illinois some years ago. My friends and I hit the town’s park and went around looking. We spotted many squirrels of the regular, everyday, brown variety. But, with limited time to devote to the town, we weren’t able to spot one of the famed white furry residents of Olney.
While we didn’t spot any white squirrels, we saw many regular squirrels…