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'You Make the Call' Mascot Contest finalists dress as polar bears and invade mall

Four polar bears invaded The Shops at Houston Center food court on Tuesday.

Fortunately, these weren't real bears. They were the four finalists from the Astros' "You Make the Call" Mascot Talent Contest.

Each finalist was allowed 15 minutes to roam the area and make an impression on the crowd.

“I was just sitting here reading on my lunch break,” mall customer Stephanie Butler said. “It kind of scared me at first, but it was pretty neat.”

Fans can vote until Oct. 17 for one of the contestants to become the Astros mascot next season.

-- Rachel Frey / MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent