Bill 36, the Naval Academy’s mascot, is one tough goat. After struggling through an illness caused by eating some ‘toxic vegetation,’ Bill will be ready to go for this Saturday’s Army-Navy game.

ESPN has more on Bill’s illness:

"Bill 36 was nauseated and struggling to breathe. He was rushed from Annapolis, Maryland, to the nearest large-animal hospital, the New Bolton Center outside Philadelphia.

Tests showed he might have eaten an azalea bush, which is toxic to goats. A University of Pennsylvania veterinarian put a tube down his throat and gave him medicine to absorb the toxins. He soon recovered."

You have to love the Midshipmen mascot’s toughness and determination in making it onto the sidelines for a huge rivalry game. Navy and Army will square off at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon.

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Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com and NBA.com. Joe’s claim to fame since joining NCAA.com: he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.