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Handsome Dan II


There was no successor to Handsome Dan I until 1933, when the freshman class bought with pennies they had collected, a white bulldog and presented him to Yale and he remained until his death (heart trouble) in 1937. He was taken out to a couple of football games but did not "bring any luck" as a mascot. He was given to Head Football Coach Ducky Pond. On the eve of the 1934 Yale-Harvard football game, he was dognapped by a group of Harvard students. The following day, Yale men winced when the newspapers carried a photo of him licking "a hamburger", and quite joyously, at the feet of the John Harvard's statue. His death was the result of a leg fracture received in a jump.