Learn about testudo the terrapin - a famous umd tradition
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So our mascot at Maryland is a terrapin, which is a kind of turtle, and right outside of Mckeldin Library, which is the biggest library. We have a huge statue of a terrapin, and it's good luck if you rub his nose. It's even better luck if you make sacrifices to him. Sometimes just when people just randomly need luck, they will leave something out for test judo. If you give something up, then you will get something good in return. So but even when there isn't something big happening like a test, people still just rub his nose for luck throughout the day.