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Live College Football Mascot Suffers ‘Life-Threatening’ Injuries From Opposing Fans

first_imgair force players celebrate during a game against san diego stateSAN DIEGO, CA – OCTOBER 12: Ronald Cleveland #3 of the Air Force Falcons celebrates after scoring in the 1st half against the San Diego State Aztecs at SDCCU Stadium on October 12, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images)A live college football mascot has reportedly suffered potentially “life-threatening” injuries as a result of a prank gone wrong.Army cadets reportedly took Air Force’s live falcon mascot as a prank ahead of this week’s football game (which Army won, 17-14).The live falcon reportedly suffered an injury to its wing during the prank and might have to be euthanized.From The Gazette:The 22-year-old white gyrfalcon, Aurora, was taken from an Army colonel’s home as part of an Air Force/Army week prank by West Point cadets, according to an Air Force representative speaking to The Gazette on the condition of anonymity. While being kept by the Army cadets, the bird apparently injured a wing.The Air Force official said it is possible the bird will need to be euthanized as a result of the injury.The bird was being brought back to Colorado Springs Saturday afternoon on the football team’s charter flight, Air Force associate athletic director for communications Troy Garnhart said.Air Force said in a statement that it’s not entirely sure what the extent of the injuries are. Hopefully it’s not as bad as it seems.This type of falcon can reportedly live up to 25 years.last_img read more

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