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Joe Boozell | NCAA.com | December 11, 2015

Navy mascot 'Bill 36' will be at Army-Navy game after illness

  Bill 36 looks on during the 2014 Poinsetta Bowl against San Diego State.

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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