Fearless, the life-sized stuffed goat who usually chills out atop his owner's car before Navy games, should not be confused with Bill XXXI, Navy's live goat mascot. But he is a regular fixture at Navy pregames, and he has been kidnapped.
The stuffed goat, which began life as a department store mannequin, belongs to Ronald Carlberg, a retired Air Force colonel and a Navy '61 grad. Fearless shows up to nearly every football game, and he's become almost as much of a tradition as beating Army. But this past Saturday, during the game against Indiana, Carlberg forgot to roll up the window on his Jeep when he locked the goat inside. When he came back, Fearless was gone, its blanket lying sadly in the passenger seat.
If you have a seen a goat, any goat, please contact United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fearless, Class of '61 goat mascot, stolen during Navy game [Baltimore Sun]