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Mascot Archives: 1934 – Someone stole the Yale Bulldog

This is not the same Handsome Dan.


We have no idea how we found this article, but it’s pretty funny. An article from The Montreal Gazette dated March 20, 1934 has an article about the theft of Dan, the Yale Bulldog.

The best part is the second paragraph:
“Either the dognappers Handsome Dan a pound of choice hamburger daily and deliver him speedily back to Yale – or else. That’s what Yale boys said.”

We’re not sure what the outcome was here, but we hope Handsome Dan had a hearty meal every day he was away from New Haven.

Bonus: For more fun reading, check out the next article down in the same column. A man who was pronounced dead reappears 33 years later!

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