I always wondered what happens to a dead Bevo

bevo_300.jpegIn short, they meet the taxidermist. 

The longhorn mascot tradition began in 1916 when a Texas ex named Stephen Pinckney, who picked apart cattle rustling gangs while at the U.S. attorney general’s office, discovered an orange-furred longhorn during a raid in Laredo.

With contributions of $1 from 124 alumni, Pinckney bought the animal and brought it to Austin where it was presented to the student body during halftime of the Texas A&M game.

An online poll of mascots shows Bevo trailing only Keggy the Keg — Dartmouth’s unofficial mascot — as the nation’s best. No. 3 is Handsome Dan, the Yale bulldog, and fourth is the University of California at Santa Cruz’s banana slug.

Bevo I eventually became the barbecued main dish for the January 1920 football banquet. But Brennes assures Bevo XIII “will not be eaten.”

Baker said he will preserve Bevo XIII as a shoulder mount.


What’s worst?  Getting stuffed or suffering the fate of the first Bevo, getting fattened up and eatened.

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One Response to I always wondered what happens to a dead Bevo

  1. Doug says:

    They don’t use the meat for the shoulder mount. They should provide that meat to a local orphanage for consumption.

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