I was riding my bike home from the malecon last Friday, and as I turned the corner to the main road in New Mahahual (Casitas), I looked up, and as far as I could see there were orange Clemson Tiger paws painted on the street. I thought to myself, WTF, and stopped to investigate.
As some of you may already know I am from South Carolina, and I graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1980. So that means I am an “ABC” man, anybody but Clemson, and I pull for whoever Clemson is playing, regardless. If Clemson is playing “Cecil’s Business College”, (which they do schedule a lot of cream puffs in football), I will root for Cecil’s. So you could imagine my chagrin when I noticed my whole village painted with orange paws. I thought someone was playing some cruel sick joke on me.
I asked the guys that were painting the street with orange paws, what was going on, and they told me they were painting orange paws all the way to the port on the main road.
They also told me they were jaguar paws, not tiger paws, and you could tell by the toes it was a jaguar paw.
As you guys can see, these are orange jaguar paws, not Clemson tiger paws painted in the road to Costa Maya Port. I asked, and these are painted to help tourists on bikes, golf carts, and walking to find their way back to the port. So these are not Clemson Tiger paws mocking me every day on my bike ride home.
New hat for my collection. Cruise ship tourists from Southern Mississippi brought this to me. The man and his wife are graduates and he works for the athletic department.
Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina