Those of you went to school at the University of Maryland or have ever visited are likely familiar with the statue of Testudo that sits on the College Park campus. Testudo is the Terrapins official mascot. Early Wednesday morning, someone tried to murder Testudo.
Every semester during finals week, Maryland students place “offerings” on and around the statue for good luck on their exams. Sometime in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, those items caught fire. Several students posted photos on Twitter of the mascot clinging to life before the blaze was extingushed.