Boudreaux D. Nutria and his wife Clotile are not only the New Orleans Baby Cakes official mascots, but they have become the ambassadors of baseball for the entire southeastern Louisiana region.
This lovable, fuzzy husband-and-wife tandem has become the most popular nutria in Jefferson Parish, an area that has often greeted nutria with open fire instead of open arms.
Boudreaux has made the "Shrine on Airline" his home since 1997 when he was found lost in the swamp exhibit at the Audubon Zoo. The team adopted Boo and put him to work as the official mascot. He has charmed and entertained hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the region and was the New Orleans' most celebrated bachelor...until 1998.
That's when he met the former Clotile Picou when she answered a Gambit Weekly personal ad the team placed for Boudreaux. It was love at first bite, as Clotile accepted Boudreaux's marriage proposal in front of a sold-out crowd on April 11, 1998. They were married in an on-field ceremony on August 16, 1998 in front of a then-record crowd of 11,012.
They have expanded their family to include Beauregard, Cherie, Claudette, Jean-Pierre, Noelle and Thibodaux. It's a six-pack that can't be beat and the organization's most enduring gift to the children of New Orleans!