Hutto is a small town about 10 miles from us and yesterday Marie, Jimmie Sue and I had a meeting at the Everything Hippo Store. The town mascot is the Hippo. There are cement hippos of every size and color throughout the town. Folklore says that in 1915 a traveling circus came through town and a hippo escaped, thus, the mascot was born. I don't think I have ever seen a hippo at a circus but it is a good story! A little know fact is that more people are killed every year by hippos than any other wild animal...so watch where you swim!