a new novelty on campus is to sit on the steps during meridian and try to spot Ikey Tiger, the mascot for UCT's rugby team. he is the lovable enigma of the university's equally as beloved underdogs and there is never a dull moment when he's out and about in all his splendour.
when i spot him in the milling crowd i run up to him and hug him. the sighting is then documented.
this activity can get a bit tricky because Ikey's got many 'suitors'. there is somebody new in that tigersuit each time, so whoever's on mascot duty is caught unawares by a girl he doesn not recognize, but who seems to recognize him, and is awfully affectionate!