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Elephants parade in honor of Bama's BCS win

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These mighty giants paused for a photo opp in the middle of their walk from the BJCC this morning. Source: WBRC video These mighty giants paused for a photo opp in the middle of their walk from the BJCC this morning. Source: WBRC video
The lead elephant sported a houndstooth hat in the parade. Source: Susan Crow The lead elephant sported a houndstooth hat in the parade. Source: Susan Crow
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

As the mascot for the University of Alabama, elephants on T-shirts, hats and posters in this state are pretty common. But spotting real ones? Not so much.

Today was the exception, however, as a group of six circus elephants paraded down Birmingham streets near the BJCC. The lead elephant even showed some Crimson Tide pride by wearing an elephant-sized houndstooth hat in honor of Alabama's 15th national championship win.

At one point, the parade of pachyderms stopped at an intersection on 22nd Street North for a photo opp, and the lead elephant put his left foot on top of a football while holding an Alabama flag with his trunk.

[MORE PHOTOS: Circus elephants celebrate Alabama BCS win]

The elephants are part of the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus, which arrived in Birmingham Wednesday morning. The BJCC will host the circus from Jan. 24-Jan. 27. Visit www.ringling.com for show times and ticket information.

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