LSU's Mike the Tiger starting retirement

Updated: March 16, 2007, 10:40 AM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- From now on, LSU's mascot tiger won't roar unless he just feels like it.

It's the "first stage of retirement" for Mike the Tiger, said David Baker, Mike's veterinarian. That means the student mascot will no longer try to get him to roar during football games at Tiger Stadium.

Baker said he noticed that Mike "didn't seem to be into it anymore" during last season. "It was more bothersome to him."

Mike, the fifth of that name and LSU's ...

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