The white squirrel of Brevard, NC

LuckyOtter – The white squirrels are real, I’ve seen them.

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Brevard, North Carolina, is just to the southwest of where I live, in Transylvania County.

Transylvania County was named that because of its physical  resemblance to the Transylvania area of the Carpathians of Romania.  In fact, the movie “Cold Mountain,” which takes place in western North Carolina during the Civil War, was actually filmed in the Transylvanian part of Romania due to the less developed, mountainous terrain which would have resembled western North Carolina during Civil War times (also because it was cheaper to film it there).   Even today, the appearance of both areas are strikingly similar, as the below photos show.   They also share a similar climate and rural mountain culture.

Transylvania-1007 Transylvania, Carpathians, Romania

whitewater-falls-770x300 Whitewater Falls, Transylvania County, NC in the autumn

It rains a lot in western North Carolina, but nowhere does it rain as much as it does in Transylvania County, which is actually classified…

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