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Two years ago on Round and Square (9 March 2011)—Beginnings: We, the Tikopia
|[a] I'm Innocent...Roll Tide PD|
But now that I have your attention anyway, I want to tell you that the official Alabama state mammal is...the Black Bear.
|[b] Ursine gaze RF|
I haven't seen too many bears in these here parts. Maybe the legislature was thinking of Bear Bryant. Maybe.
Oh, and don't give those legislators too much credit for knowing ursine ethology and thinking that the bear was prevalent in Alabama many centuries ago. No, most politicians aren't all that sharp; they named it state mammal in...1996.
I'm o.k. with it. It reminds me of coach, and the houndstooth cap.
|[c] Roll Tide RF|