White Squirrel Pisgah Penny is in the news. She is Brevards’ white squirrel ambassador and helped to launch this year’s White Squirrel Festival Weekend. Pictured above is Channel 7 News Christine Scarpelli meeting Pisgah Penny for the first time.
Brevard, North Carolina, is known for its population of white squirrels. These squirrels have a genetic mutation that causes their fur to be white instead of the typical gray or red. They have become a symbol of Brevard, and the town takes pride in their unique squirrel population.