A combination of students, faculty, staff and the community submitted a total of 339 unique suggestions for the Carroll Community College mascot. While the Lynx ultimately prevailed, there were many great candidates that did not make the cut.
Undeniably adorable. Not indigenous to Carroll County.
A fictional creature that, unfortunately, will not become a flailing, shrieking dude in a prehistoric bird costume cheering on Carroll’s teams.
Eliminated due to concerns that person in mascot costume would be at risk of being devoured.
This suggestion was terminated. It’ll (not) be back.
Opposed by the Santa/Rudolph/Grinch/Elf/Krampus delegation.
Much like the animal pictured above, but mutated.
The last specimen of this legendary half-bird/half-reptile creature (with a mouth full of tentacles) perished in the woodlands of Carroll County in 1932 by drowning in a vat of moonshine. Snally will rise again! (But not as our mascot.)
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This could have been the sound(s) of Carroll.
Basically, huge hairy people with poor social skills and dining etiquette. Carrollians are better than that.
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