The New Orleans Pelicans unveiled their new mascot, Pierre the Pelican, to widespread approval cries of abject terror last week. Wondering why his mouth is so wide? So he can more easily swallow your soul, of course!

Joking aside, basketball fans on Twitter had some hilarious reactions to the curious mascot choice for the Pelicans, who not only changed their team name recently but their uniform, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So, what do you think of Pierre the Pelican? Are people getting a little carried away, or is he actually kind of scary?

[via FTW]