The feral cat and unofficial Texas A&M campus mascot Bisbee, named for his favorite napping spot near the Biological Sciences Building East, was found dead Thursday, as Aaron Deering ofThe Battalion reported.
A staple of campus tours, the (not-burnt) orange-and-white cat had been missing for at least a week, with students, A&M employees and even university president R. Bowen Loftin putting out the call to find him.
As Matthew Watkins of the Bryan-College Station Eagle wrote, Bisbee had been semi-adopted by the Aggie Feral Cat Alliance of Texas, which helps to vaccinate, spay/neuter and (when possible) find homes for feral cats. According to Watkins, Bisbee’s age was estimated to be between 10 and 13 years old—fairly advanced for an outdoor, undomesticated cat.
But Bisbee was also beloved through the Twitter account @AggieBisbee, which has always been a blend of cuteness, snark and Aggie passion. It currently has more than 3,000 followers, and will continue to live on.
by Jason Cohen