My elementary school had a falcon mascot, and my high school had nighthawks! Wild ones would always fly around the football games at night.
The local state college sports teams are known as "wildcats". Their mascot is the bobcat, and they have pretty much the most horrifyingly bad mascot costumes I've ever seen.
I mean, look at those things! Good lord. Those are the actual, legitimate, beloved mascots of the college. Before someone told me they were bobcats I had no idea what I was even looking at. I am so tempted to make my own wildcat fursuit and run around in it just to help those
get the retirement they deserve. The one on the left (male) isn't that
bad, but the female on the right? Yeesh.