You can call it a sad day at the University of Houston. 

Throughout the day students have been stopping and paying their respects to an unofficial mascot. 

That animal is a white tailed squirrel that has been seen on the campus for the last six years. 

The squirrel was found dead on campus this week and since that time memorials have popped up on campus and the school even sent out a tweet mourning his loss. 

The squirred was never given a name but he was considered fun,  friendly,  and brave. 

One person says the little animal would walk up to any human and beg for food. 

Little squirrel you will be missed even though I didn’t get a chance to know ya!