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11/07/2014 02:46 pm ET Updated Nov 07, 2014

University Of Alabama Students Want To Save The Quad Squirrels

University of Alabama students are protesting to save the squirrels who live, travel and play on the school's Quad.

A protest was held under a tent on the quad on Wednesday, where students handed out fliers and T-shirts, The Crimson White reported. The event was staged by students in the Studioless Art course.

The quad squirrels are threatened by both lawnmowers and tailgates, protestors said. Fliers included perfectly legitimate statistics that 30.6 percent of Quad squirrels are run over by lawn mowers, 20 percent die from alcohol poisoning and 77.98 percent "are slaughtered in the ongoing groundhog war."

See how the students are fighting the good fight:

Thanks so much everyone who came by. It's so important to protect our local wildlife. #savethequadsquirrels

A photo posted by Tess Severin (@tnseverin) on

#SAVETHEQUADSQUIRRELS YOU GUYS

A photo posted by Mary Ann Cooper (@maryannsings) on

Keep the squirrels safe! #savethequadsquirrels #knowthefacts

A photo posted by Dalton Carver (@daltoncarverxc) on

#savethequadsquirrels the not-so-fun fact are very educational #ua #onlyatua

A photo posted by Patrick Little (@pattytwinkletoe) on

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