Letter: Ex-caretaker would like Mike to attend LSU Tiger football games; 'Mike VI's' stance: Don't judge me _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Mike VI, LSU's live Bengali-Siberian hybrid tiger mascot, relaxes inside his habitat, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. With temperatures reaching the upper 50s Saturday evening, Mike IV enjoyed several visitors to his habitat as the sun found its home in the western sky.

History graduate student Tim Landry, 57, passes Mike the Tiger and his habitat every day, reports LSU student newspaper The Reveille.

His daily admiration of the mascot has led him to question what happens to Mike after he passes away. The answer: It varies. Past mascots have been mounted, buried, cremated or their whereabouts are unknown.

Landry, a student government senator, would like to change that. He has authored a bill urging that deceased tiger mascots be entombed at a publicly accessible spot on campus.

See the Reveille story here.