Well, this is probably about the most cliche West Virginia thing ever. While hunting in Pendleton County, West Virginia, WVU Mountaineer mascot Jonathan Kimble shot and killed a black bear with an old school musket, prompting an immediate "Go Mountaineers!" chant in the middle of the woods. Of course, there's a YouTube video of it, complete with this little dig at other mascots: "The Traditional Musket was a one shot one kill and showed its not a Toy like some other college mascots play with."
Update 11:50 A.M.: For some reason the video has been taken off YouTube. Don't worry: Deadspin has you covered. We'd love to hear an explanation from Kimble about why it was taken down. His Twitter is silent.
More pics from his Twitter account:
Killeda WV Black Bear today with my Mountaineer Rifle today!! twitter.com/WVUMascot/stat…— Jon Kimble, Mtnr (@WVUMascot) December 4, 2012
Keep on being you, WVU.