20 bizarre college mascots

Published: Jul 26 2011 01:58:38 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 20 2011 11:31:38 PM EDT

From a large tree to a walking nut, take a look at some of the more bizarre college mascots.

Whittier College John the Poet mascot
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Whittier College

Whittier College in California features the nickname Poets. The school's mascot? Why, Johnny Poet, of course, in honor of the school's namesake, Quaker poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier.

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