If the University of South Carolina can manage with [Game]Cocks, Fayetteville can manage with [Wood]Peckers. Interesting that these are both bird mascots.
Caroline Eastman Columbia, SC ________________________________ From: <carolinabirds-request...> [<carolinabirds-request...>] on behalf of Harry LeGrand [<carolinabirds...>] Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2018 6:21 PM To: carolinabirds listserve; Harry LeGrand Subject: It's official! Fayetteville Woodpeckers
Just announced! The Red-cockaded Woodpecker just gave its name to the new minor league baseball team based in Fayetteville. Because the RCW is an Endangered species and is numerous at Fort Bragg, this species is quite well known in Fayetteville and Cumberland County.
Yep -- for better or worse -- the team name will often be shortened to just "Peckers". I fear for the worse.